IRENA Policy Talk 1 – Renewable Energy Finance: Status, Trends and Recommendations

10 November 2020 |Virtual Event


IRENA’s Policy Talks 2020 are a series of online events providing a forum for renewable energy policy discussions where experiences and best practices in policy design and implementation can be shared to support the efficient deployment of renewable energy, and the maximisation of the benefits realised. The Policy Talks generate feedback from IRENA Member States, policy makers, and experts which provides key input to support IRENA’s implementation of the Work Programme in the policy realm, to ensure relevance and accuracy.

Policy Talks for 2020

10 November
15:00 - 16:30 CET

Policy Talk 1 - Renewable Energy Finance: Status, Trends and Recommendations in partnership with CPI

19 November
14:00 - 15:30 CET

Policy Talk 2 - Policies for Green Hydrogen

30 November
8:00 - 9:30 CET

Policy Talk 3 - Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling in partnership with IEA and REN21

9 December
14:30 - 16:00 CET

Policy Talk 4 - Stimulating Investment in Community Energy in partnership with the IRENA Coalition for Action

Policy Talk 1: Renewable Energy Finance: Status, Trends and Recommendations

The first IRENA Policy Talk focused on renewable energy finance trends and actions needed to attract investments at scale to advance the global energy transition and achieve climate and development goals. Following the presentation of the findings of the Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020 report, a panel discussion held with experts to discussed the latest trends and actions needed to scale up renewable energy investments. Interventions from policy makers were made to share experiences and best practices in the implementation of financing instruments that have been used to attract private investments in the renewable energy sector.

15:00 - 15:20 CET

Opening and Scene-setter

  • Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
  • Rabia Ferroukhi, Director, KPFC, IRENA
  • Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative

15:20 - 16:00 CET

Panel discussion

  • Christine Eibs Singer, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Henning Wuester, Director, Initiative for Climate Action Transparency
  • Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council and co-chair of the Coalition for Action Business and Investors Group

16:00 - 16:20 CET

Country interventions

16:20 - 16:30 CET

Q&A with audience

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