Event: Lessons from MENA and Latin America Regions

Low Carbon Renewable Energy: Lessons from MENA and Latin America Regions

Event Description

November 10th, 2016

The success of the Paris Agreement is dependent on both the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions, and the increasing ambition of contributions in line with the need for decarbonization of the global economy. Toward this end, countries of the Latin American and the Middle East and North African regions have achieved significant deployment of renewable energy, and have ambitious goals for additional deployment. Such achievements have provided these countries with experience in the large-scale deployment of renewable energy. This experience can inform the pathways forward and implementation approaches being adopted as these countries pursue their ambitious goals for additional deployment. Sharing this experience is of great importance as countries continue to look to renewable energy as a means of achieving the necessary decarbonisation of energy systems.

This session will bring together government officials, deployment experts, and non-governmental organization partners, to discuss:

Renewable energy deployment as a viable, high-impact mitigation measures in pursuit of the goals of the Paris Agreement

Pathways forward for increasing mitigation deployment for countries in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa regions, and how such pathways can be applied in different development contexts

How international collaborations can scale-up their current efforts to support accelerated implementation that responds to the need for increased ambition and international cooperation

Agenda

15:00 – 16:30

Session 1 (60 minutes)

-Renewable energy deployment as a viable, high-impact mitigation measures in pursuit of the goals of the Paris Agreement

-Pathways forward for increasing mitigation deployment for countries in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa regions, and how such pathways can be applied in different development contexts

-How international collaborations can scale-up their current efforts to support accelerated implementation that responds to the need for increased ambition and international cooperation

Discussion/Q&A Session (30 minutes)

Chair:

Ambassador Hasan Rahman, Executive Director, CARLAC

Speakers

Dr. Nathan Hultman, Director, Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland

Dr. Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center

H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment, Government of Morocco (TBC)

HE Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Metab Al-Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, Qatar

Mr. Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA (TBC)

Mrs. Tatiana Bruce da Silva, Researcher at the Center for Energy Studies, FGV Energia, Brazil

Mr. Felipe Gonçalves, Education and R&D Coordinator at the Center for Energy Studies, FGV Energia, Brazil

Dr. Andrea Lovato, Executive Director – Business Development, ACWA POWER

Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel – Senior Researcher Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei