HOST: Columbia University
This session will aim to bring unconventional actors such as large companies together with actors from low-income countries as well as organizations that have global reach in order to examine pathways for impact at scale. The dialogue will be mediated by those in multi-lateral banks and academia who can contribute to addressing research gaps and translating best practices into plans and projects that can be financed. Particular emphasis will be on combining or “integrating” the goals of energy access with those of renewable integration. Reaching targets of SDG 7 will require such collaboration and partnerships.