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REN Alliance side event at COP22: renewables working together

REN Alliance side event at COP22: renewables working together

The International Hydropower Association will join REN Alliance partner organisations representing different renewable energy technologies to host a side event at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday 14 November.

COP22 logoSince COP21, renewable energies have taken centre stage in the climate change process. This side event, entitled Renewables Working Together: Rural, City, National, Regional and Island Approaches, will analyse key challenges and prospects at five levels of renewable energy deployment. Case studies and best practices demonstrating renewables working together in different contexts will be presented.

You can watch a live stream of the side event here.

The REN Alliance is a coalition of five renewable industry organisations that works towards a world where our energy needs are met primarily by renewable sources. Its mission is to demonstrate how renewables can work together in different local, national and regional contexts to meet the world’s energy needs. 

The Alliance includes the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the International Hydropower Association (IHA), the International Geothermal Association (IGA), and the World Bioenergy Association (WBA).

Speakers at the side event include:

  • Stefan Gsaenger, secretary general, World Wind Energy Association
  • Remigijus Lapinskas, president, World Bioenergy Association
  • Dave Renne, president, International Solar Energy Society
  • Marietta Sander, executive director, International Geothermal Association
  • Richard Taylor, chief executive, International Hydropower Association
  • Gustaf Landahl, head of department planning and environment, City of Stockholm

It follows a side event held in at COP21 in Paris, in December 2015, which discussed how technology solutions are in place for a 100% renewable future. You can read about the outcomes of the previous side event here.

The COP22 side event is on the official renewables track, and will take place on Monday 14 November at 16:45 – 18:15 in room Austral (300).