REN21 Member Events
The Vienna Energy Forum 2017 aims to contribute to the successful implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. It will serve as a platform for discussing and highlighting the [...]
The Vienna Energy Forum 2017 aims to contribute to the successful implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. It will serve as a platform for discussing and highlighting the importance of the linkages between climate and development as well as the synergies among the SDGs, and the importance of joint and integrated approaches for a successful implementation. The Forum will explore the role of innovation in opening up new avenues for achieving SDG 7 “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all“ and related SDGs. The implementation of these goals and of the Paris Climate Agreement calls for an unprecedented global transformation process that extends far beyond the energy sector. Innovation is urgently needed to drive this transformative agenda.
REN21 & UNIDO Side Event: Promoting Women to Advance the Global Energy Transition
Sustainable energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive. It is indispensable for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality has been demonstrated to be an indispensable factor in reaching sustainability. Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings fresh perspectives to development of societies and attracts and retains a richer pool of talent.
It is a well-known fact that the energy sector continues to be male-dominated. Since the energy sector is largely perceived as technical, at the early outset in education curricula energy subjects attract more interest from boys and young men than from girls and women. The absence of female role models further contributes to gender imbalance in related energy curricula and the energy sector as a whole.
Furthermore, in developing countries, men and women experience energy poverty to different degrees and in different ways. In many developing countries, women have a key role in providing and using energy in the household and the community. As a consequence, these often unsustainable energy sources naturally have a greater negative health impact on women. Despite being energy users, women are under-represented in the political decision making process as well as in the entrepreneurial and industrial energy sectors.
This side event will identify factors fostering gender balance in the energy sector which is fundamental to a timely attainment of SDG 7 on sustainable energy. It will also contribute to HLP 1: The role of Energy in the Post 2015 Development Agenda and show that women are crucial actors for reaching SDG 7 while advancing SDG 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
9 (Tuesday) - 12 (Friday)
Vienna Energy Forum
From 15th – 18th of May 2017 the International Energy Agency organizes its 12th Heat Pump Conference at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam. A conference where the latest development [...]
From 15th – 18th of May 2017 the International Energy Agency organizes its 12th Heat Pump Conference at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam. A conference where the latest development and prospects in technology, applications and markets are shared with applied professionals.
The goal of the Conference goes beyond the traditional topics of energy efficiency, renewables and environment. It will focus on the main solutions and choices that has to be made not only on economics, but on the expectations on future energy situations where energy infrastructure is becoming more and more independent from insecure suppliers. This conference will highlight that Heat Pumping Technologies is one of the key technical solutions available.
More details on the programme, how to register for the conference aare available on the official website https://hpc2017.org/.
15 (Monday) - 18 (Thursday)
International Energy Agency