Renewables Global Futures: Great debates towards 100% renewable energy

Tuesday, April 4th: 13:45 - 14:45 - Main Stage


While there may be international agreement that we need to decarbonise our energy system, there is no one way to achieve this; what works in one country does not necessarily work in another. Finding solutions for some sectors is easier than for others. This session will present a full spectrum of views as to whether getting to a 100% renewables by mid-century is a pipe-dream or not. It will not to attempt to predict the future, but to better understand the opportunities and challenges of such a future. The session will be the first in a series of regional conversations about the feasibility of a 100% renewable energy future.

Sören Dengg Division Head of Energy, Infrastructure, and Raw Materials Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Irene Giner-Reichl President Global Forum for Sustainable Energy
Georgina Grenon Team Leader ENGIE Fab
Aaron Leopold Global Energy Representative Practical Action
Christine Lins Executive Secretary REN21
Mark Radka Brand Chief, Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, Economy Division UN Environment
Sven Teske Research Principle University of Technology Sydney