This year’s Programme will also feature a CSO panel led by E3G, an independent think-tank aiming to steer the global transformation our planet requires.
During this event, E3G will elaborate on the topic of “Civil Society in Sustainable Energy Transitions”, as well as discussing the southern and eastern Mediterranean region and the main interests of local civic stakeholders.
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia raises the importance of understanding and managing the deep ties between energy, security and geopolitics. The ongoing conflict has exposed the leverage Moscow has through its energy exports. The urgency of accelerating the transition away from dependency on fossil fuel has been made clear. Redefining energy security to include both supply and demand measures is a good first step, but actions to fast-track energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in the short term are still necessary.
Governments have the responsibility to shape change: giving citizens greater certainty about the transition, while protecting them from the worst impacts of climate change.. Organising the change in a socially fair way should be a core interest of the climate community and civil society. Furthermore, civil society also plays a pivotal role in enhancing the EBRD’s own accountability and transparency, enabling it to deliver better projects and policies.
Sonia Dunlop - Programme Leader, E3G
Harry Boyd-Carpenter - Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Delivery, EBRD
Al-Iskander Erzini Vernoit - Climate Expert
Hassan Agouzoul - Senior Advisor, Moroccan Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Development (AMCDD)
Yossef Ben-Meir - Founder and President, High Atlas Foundation
French and Arabic Simultaneous Interpretation is available for this event through the Interactio app. View the 'Attachments' tab above for details on how to access it. Event code: AM2022