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Global Offshore Wind Alliance: Unleashing the potential of offshore wind

Dan Jørgensen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark (virtual)
Ben Backwell, CEO, GIWEC
Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Denmark
Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
Laura Daniel-Davis, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Mineral Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Stig Pastwa, COO, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Event by: Government of Denmark, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Global Wind Energy Council (GIWEC)
1 hour

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
The High Line Chelsea Market Passage. Between 15th and 16th Sts. along 10th Ave., Entry from 16th St. New York, NY 10011 United States

United States

Global Offshore Wind Alliance: Unleashing the potential of offshore wind

The Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA) was founded by Denmark, IRENA, and GWEC with the ambition to create a global driving force for the uptake of offshore wind through political mobilisation and the creation of a global community of practice.

The aim of GOWA is to contribute to achieving a total global offshore wind capacity of a minimum of 380 GW by 2030, with 35 GW on average each year across the 2020s and a minimum of 70 GW each year from 2030. GOWA’s vision is a world in which offshore wind makes a significant contribution to the energy transition and the achievement of the sustainable development goals through large-scale renewable power generation, benefiting regions, countries and critical sectors such as industry and transportation.

The event will support the dissemination of GOWA's main objectives, which include: • Raising ambition on offshore wind amongst governments and other public and private stakeholders. • Supporting the creation of policy frameworks and efficient offshore wind value chains to bring new and existing markets to maturity through e.g., sharing of best practices and capacity building. • Creating an international community of practice to drive action on offshore wind deployment as a key technology to achieve 1.5 degrees pathways.