Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Side event \ Potentials of Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development

BICC as a member of Johannes Rau Forschungs- gemeinschaft (JRF) cordially invited to the JRF event at DIE-Interconnections Zone during COP 23 on 15 November 2017.

Panellists during the discussion: Rafat Assi, Safa’ Al Jayoussi, Tilman Altenburg, Ole Soukup, Shahrazad Far (f.l.t.r.). Photo: BICC

Increasing the share of renewable resources is one of the main strategies towards sustainable development. Yet, to ensure a successful energy transition towards sustainable development, energy planning ought to include and engage the various stakeholders.

People-centric and participatory approaches can be key to advancing sustainable development energy policies, rally public support around them and avoid conflicts. These approaches allow advancing the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 of ensuring access to affordable and clean energy in parallel to SDG 16 of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

This side event explored different ways in which these approaches can be used to conduct research to support policy advice to energy planners drawing on examples from research projects recently carried out in the Middle East North Africa Region, mainly from the project MENA Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA SELECT).

Programme flyer

The event was an official side event as a part of the 2017 Interconnections Zone during COP 23 at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Introduction by Prof Dr Dieter Bathen (JRF)

Shahrazad Far (BICC) presenting the MENA SELECT research results.

Ole Soukup (Wuppertal Institute) presenting the MENA SELECT research results.

Rafat Assi (RSS) describing the case of Jordan in terms of Renewables and Climate Change.