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International Conference on 100% Renewable Energy

Policy. Practice. Experience.

Context

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change can only be realized by transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (RE) at the earliest possible. This global agreement aims to limit the rise of global temperature to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century. Working towards a 100% RE is more than just replacing fossil fuels with renewable sources. Energy transition should also serve as a means for socio-economic development and help create a just society for current and future generations.

There is a huge potential for renewable energies such as hydroelectricity, solar power and wind energy. However, these resources have not been well utilized due to geographical, technical, political, and economic reasons. In many developing countries, traditional and commercial sources of energy still contribute significantly in the total energy share. We need to prioritize investment on renewable energy and develop enabling policy environment that ensure affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy access to all.

In the recent years, promotion and access to renewable energy are increasing globally. Countries already have experiences with a steep learning curve on promoting and integrating RE in their energy system. It is important that these learning are shared among countries and stakeholders. Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) and World Wildlife Fund Nepal (WWF Nepal) along with Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) are organizing an international conference in Kathmandu to share the practices and experiences other countries.

Objectives of the Conference

Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP) for 100% Renewable Energy envisions to achieve net zero emission by 2050 and sustainable and just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. In this context, the MAP for 100%RE will work collectively to promote the following objectives in the conference. 

  • Facilitate discourse on renewable energy and climate change to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for achieving net zero emission and just transition.
  • Share regional and international knowledge on interrelationship between renewable energy and climate change, and learning of implementing RE policies, plans, and projects.
  • Document learning and good practices on energy transition for future collective sharing and promote linking actions to policies, plans, and strategies.

Date and Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held on 18–19th December 2022. The venue will be in Kathmandu that is accessible to national and international participants.

Conference Participation

The expected participants of the conference is around 70 including both national and international. MAP for 100% RE members including government agencies, civil society organizations, private sectors, bank and financial institutions, academia and research institutions, media, development agencies, and other stakeholders committed to work and advance the agenda of renewable energy and climate change in Nepal will be invited as national participants. Around 25 international participants will be invited based on their expertise and interests. Efforts will be made to attain gender balance among the participants.

How to participate

                               Register here 

For more information email us at info@prc.org.np 

Application deadline: 05 December 2022