COP 26 Side Event | Shifting Public Support and Policies Towards a Clean and Just Energy Transition in the Global South

November 2, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Virtual COP 26 European Union Side Event

(Open to public)

This COP 26 side event explores the potential for a fossil-free, clean, and just development pathway in the Global South. Drawing on findings from research conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, the event will look at the opportunities related to investments in clean energy uses in low- and middle-income countries, as opposed to continued public support to fossil fuels, and highlight key principles for a fair and equitable implementation of such policies and support. A panel of speakers from governments, development banks, and civil society will bring their perspectives on the type of support, international cooperation, and policy settings needed to implement this vision. 



Moderator: Miquel Muñoz Cabré, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute

Presentation of research findings 

Shifting Public Support from Gas to Clean Energy and Promoting a Clean Development Pathway in the Global South—Key Findings From the Step off the Gas Report
Lucile Dufour, Senior Policy Adviser, IISD

How to Evaluate the Equity and Fairness of Policies and Support—An Introduction to the Energy Justice Index    
Laima Eicke, Research Associate, IASS

Panel Discussion

Panelists will be invited to share their perspectives and experience on the type of policies, public support, and international cooperation that can enable a fossil-free, clean, and fair transition in the Global South.

Nawa Raj Dhakal, Deputy Executive Director of Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Government of Nepal
Nancy Saich, Chief Climate Change Expert, European Investment Bank
María Marta Di Paola, Director of Research, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)