Are we deploying renewables fast enough to stay below two degrees of global warming?

26 November 2015 | Climate Change


The objective of this webinar is to present facts and opinions on renewable energy technologies and their climate change mitigation potential in an easy to understand and credible manner. The aim is to provide the general public with a better understanding of renewable energy’s role as a large-scale climate change mitigation solution and to evaluate the options and levels of renewable energy deployment required to stay below the 2oC global warming levels. The webinar will also provide direct feedback and recommendations from the renewable energy industry on their ability to deliver the required levels of deployment and, to which extent and in which form, policies are required to achieve these levels.

Programme – duration 1.5 hours.

Moderator: Christian Kjaer, IRENA 

Introduction: Setting the framework for climate change, the role of renewables and INDCs

  • Presentation of the IRENA REthinking Energy Report, Deger Saygin, IRENA
  • Presentation of the Energy Revolution Scenarios, Emily Rochon, Greenpeace International
  • Presentation of survey results
  • Industry Perspectives: Can you deliver and what policy measures do you need to deliver?
  • Solar: Oliver Schäfer, SolarPower Europe
  • Wind: Steve Sawyer, Global Wind Energy Coucil
  • Biomass: Gerard Ostheimer, Novozymes