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Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Energy Efficiency Global Alliance (EEGA)
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10:00:00 AM
11:30:00 AM
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A Solution Set for Complex Challenges: Clean Energy and Climate, COVID-19 and Economic Recovery

To meet the trio of challenges posed by COVID-19, economic recovery and climate change, this event explores the power of existing clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and expertise. Strategic deployment of this “solution set” will deliver significant gains in emissions reductions, improved community resilience, human health and safety, and the creation of new jobs and a more sustainable economy.

During the first session, experts will look at how energy efficiency plays a key role in economic recovery across the globe – from lessons learned from the Great Recession in 2009, to how energy efficiency helps build resilient societies, stimulates investment, enables a pathway to net-zero and can immediately put people back to work. During the second half of the event, clean energy executives will discuss how to tackle these challenges vis-vis the deployment of clean energy solutions, smart public policy and project design, and strategic deployment of procurement, finance, and technologies.

Attendees will hear key takeaways from the special Economic Recovery edition of the EE Magazine, published by AOB Group and the EE Global Alliance, which will be launched the day of the event.

Session 1 (10:00 – 10:45 am ET)

Speakers:

Clay Nesler, Alliance to Save Energy, Moderator

Kofi Agyarko, Ghana Energy Commission

Filippo Berardi, Global Environment Facility

Helen Clarkson, The Climate Group

Corey Diamond, Efficiency Canada

Monica Frassoni, EU-ASE

Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program

Abla Hanna, Natural Resources Canada

Benoit Lebot, Ministère de l'Environnement, France

Celia Martinez Juez, District Energy in Cities Initiative UNEP

Said Mouline, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency

Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation

Sheila Watson, FIA Foundation

Badr Ikken, IRESEN

Session 2 (10:45 – 11:30 am ET)

Speakers:

Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Moderator 

Greg Hale, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Rasha Hasaneen, Trane Technologies

Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association

Mark Lessans, Johnson Controls

Harry Verhaar, Signify