Webinar hosted by the Climate & Energy Team of the World Future Council
Tuesday, 26 June 2018; 1pm GMT
Energy is a prerequisite for development and a life of dignity. Access to electricity is essential to overall human progress, social welfare, and technological advancement and unlocks access to many human rights. Without reliable access to electricity, societies would have never reached the standards of living that many countries across the world enjoy today. While it would be naïve to understate the vital role that fossil fuel energy has played in improving livelihoods, it would be irresponsible, short-sighted and dangerous to ignore the threats of climate change, environmental degradation and concentration of political and economic power that this type of fossil-fuel-dependent development has produced. A significant shift is needed to ensure that energy can continue to play its fundamental role in driving development, supporting human progress and improving livelihoods across the world.
This webinar embraces this idea to promote the relationship between the transition to 100% Renewable Energy (RE) and sustainable development in the run-up to the High-level Political Forum. It describes how 100%RE can be the most significant catalyst for socio-economic development whilst also creating an equitable society for today’s and future generations. How this can play out will be discussed using hands-on examples from Tanzania and Bangladesh. All of which are currently working on defining and implementing the 100%RE vision.
The webinar aims to mobilise NGOs, development organisations and governments around the world to join the global 100%RE movement. To improve the work on the interlinkages of 100%RE and SDGs the webinar will actively engage the audience in a discussion on mobilisation, the necessary framework to monitor progress on 100%RE and SDG implementation and other relevant topics.
|Welcome & Introduction||Anna Skowron, World Future Council|
|The 100%RE vision||Rian van Staden, 100%RE Platform|
|The link between 100%RE and SDGs and the process behind it||Joachim Fünfgelt, Bread for the World|
|Local development and the transition to 100%RE||Sixbert Mwanga, CAN Tanzania; Jahangir Masum, Coastal Development Partnership Bangladesh; Christine Nettersheim, the greenwerk.|
|Closing Remarks||Anna Skowron, World Future Council|
Project Manager Climate & Energy