Title: PATHWAYS TO 1.5°C: ACCELERATING GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION
Time: 17:00-17:45 (GMT+4)
Current global efforts to contain the rise in global temperatures to below 1.5-degree Celsius and safeguard humanity from the worsening impacts of the climate crisis are significantly off-course. Urgent action and heightened ambition are now imperative, requiring a unified, worldwide response.
Stakeholders, from heads of state and policy makers, to climate activists, civil society and the private sector, are coming together in Dubai for the 28th UN Climate Conference (COP28).
Energy challenges and solutions will be high on the agenda as leaders will discuss how to accelerate a just, inclusive, and equitable energy transition.
This 45-minute discussion will focus on how green energy transitions can achieve a climate-safe future in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The discussion will stress the importance of a fossil fuel phase out and a transition to a world powered by renewable energy sources.
The dialogue will be livestreamed from Dubai at the SDG Pavilion with some participants connecting from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Headquarters in New York.
- Ian Phillips, Director of News and Media, UN Department of Global Communication
- Annemarie Hou, Executive Director, UN Office of Partnerships
- Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
- Professor Avinash Persaud, Climate Envoy for Prime Minister of Barbados
- Dr. Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit and lead author of World Energy Outlook
- Ms. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown and C40 Co-Chair
- Ms. Agnes Hall, Campaigns Director, 350.org