Measuring the Renewable Future: High‐Level Consultation on IRENA Renewable Energy Indicators

Event Date: 
June 17, 2012 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Hotel Santa Theresa | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

During the ongoing U.N. Conference on Sustainable and Development, Worldwatch's Climate and Energy team will host  the invitation-only “Measuring the Renewable Future: High‐level Consultation on IRENA Renewable Energy Indicators” dinner discussion at the Hotel Santa Theresa. Worldwatch’s Evan Musolino, Alexander Ochs and President Emeritus Christopher Flavin will join IRENA Director General Adnan Amin and other leading renewable energy experts in debating how to re-set the stage for harnessing the full potential of renewable energy technologies in the event of future economic development.

The first section of the dinner will address the issue of key real-world, non-technical barriers to renewable energy investment, such as the existence of wrong socio-economic paradigms, subsidies favoring fossil fuel production, the lack of support policies for clean energy sources, unreliable bureaucracies and inefficient administrative hurdles, as well as the lack of available capital. The second will explore the role new indicators can play to measure progress on removing such barriers.

The participants are as follows:

Adnan Amin International Renewable Energy Agency

Robert Bernard Microsoft

Abeeku Brew-Hammond Ghana Energy Commission

Alexander Carius Adelphi

Aimee Christensen Christensen Global Strategies

Reid Detchon United Nations Foundation

Christopher Flavin Worldwatch Institute

Yannick Glemarec United Nations Development Programme

Martin Hiller Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership

Ari Huhtala Climate & Development Knowledge Network

Daniel Kammen University of California, Berkeley

Mahama Kappiah Regional Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Michael Liebreich Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Christine Lins Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

Vijay Modi Columbia University

Evan Musolino Worldwatch Institute

Nebojsa Nakicenovic International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Sunita Narain Center for Science and Environment

Alexander Ochs Worldwatch Institute

Venkata Ramana Putti The World Bank

Gauri Singh International Renewable Energy Agency

Youba Sokona United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Leena Srivastava The Energy and Resources Institute 

This event is invite-only. Please direct all your questions to skumar@worldwatch.org.