Date
Monday November 14th, 2016 09:00 - 18:30

Venue
COP22 Marrakech, Blue zone, European pavilion

The event will be webstreamed

@Energy4Europe - #EUenergyday


European Union Energy Day.
Joint solutions for a sustainable planet

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09.00 - 10.50

HIGH-LEVEL OPENING & LAUNCH EVENT


The clean energy transition is becoming a landmark achievement that is taking us towards our climate goals. This opening session discussed progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency. It included the launch of the Union for a Mediterranean (UfM) platform for renewable energy and energy efficiency and the signature of an agreement between Fiji island and la RĂ©union

11.00 - 12.30

ENERGY FOR CITIES


Cities are drivers of growth; they provide services to energy consumers and lead the clean energy transition through an increased use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Case studies presented at this session showed the importance of local actions to reach global climate goals.

13.30 - 15.00

ENERGY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH


Clean energy and economic growth are strongly intertwined. From big industries to SMEs, new solutions in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are creating opportunities for a clean energy system. The role of sustainable businesses and business-friendly policies was explored.

15.00 - 16.45

ENERGY FOR RURAL AREAS


The energy transition and access to electricity in rural areas must respond to the domestic needs of countries and local communities, and enable them to develop economic activities. The impact of the energy transition on economic development was highlighted, with a special focus on Africa.

17.00 - 18.30

ENERGY FOR ISLANDS


Most islands are dependent on imported fossil fuels for their energy needs. At the same time, islands are an ideal environment in which to test innovation and energy transition technologies. Case studies showcased the islands’ lead towards clean energy.

 

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