EVENT

Making Change Happen: Boosting Parliamentary Action on Renewables

Global Renewables Congress‘ Parliamentary Meeting | 22nd April 2021, 10:00 am GMT

It is our pleasure to announce the first Parliamentary Meeting of the Global Renewables Congress (GRC) in 2021. This policy dialogue will take place virtually from 10 am GMT – 12 pm GMT on Thursday, 22nd April 2021.

The objective of this meeting is a global, peer-led policy dialogue on the entry points for renewable energy legislation in parliamentary processes to Build Back Better Together. The following four topics will be discussed in roundtable settings:
◼ Sharing insights and experiences: Lessons learned from COVID-19 recovery.
◼ Enabling cross-party cooperation for climate action.
◼ Triggering cross-committee action for renewables.
◼ Overcoming misconceptions of renewables.

We cordially invite members of parliaments to share their personal experiences and insights on how the role of renewables can be strengthened in an inclusive, green future post-COVID19.

Background

A year has passed since the first news about the spread of COVID19, leaving us facing an unprecedented health challenge of global magnitude. The COVID19 pandemic has led to one of the biggest economic crashes since the Great Depression. As a result, governments have stipulated national and international recovery packages of unparalleled financial dimensions. How energy-related stimulus measures are shaped and distributed will determine our infrastructure for decades to come. In order to mitigate the risk of similar future crises, it is crucial to combine post-pandemic investments and recovery packages with zero-carbon development plans with renewables as their backbone.

This leaves governments with the opportunity to design and implement recovery measures that contribute to a sustainable future with resilient societies and economies while mitigating the climate emergency and Building Back Better Together.  Legislators play a key role in securing momentum for swift societal and sector-wide economic and environmental recovery securing momentum for swift societal and sector-wide economic and environmental recovery policies.

Against this backdrop, the meeting on 22nd April will facilitate a policy dialogue among legislators and energy experts to discuss how to design good renewable energy legislation in parliamentary processes and the terms required for implementing strong economic foundations post-COVID19. Based on our series of analyses on the role of renewables in post-COVID recovery packages, we encourage interactive discussions.

 

For more information, please contact Naemie Dubbels.

When?

April 22, 2021

Where?

online

Participants info

First Parliamentary Meeting of the Global Renewables Congress (GRC) in 2021.