Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Nov 14-18

In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition.

Manufacturing Examples from Around the World

  • Main organisers: ISA and SolarPower Europe
  • Date: Tuesday, 8 November 
  • Time: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Location: ISA Pavillon
  • Short description: The purpose of this session will be to share policy ideas and potential paths for countries and regions around the world to increase their local/regional solar supply chain capabilities. Furthermore, the session will encourage collaboration and idea-sharing among countries to work together on building interconnected and resilient supply chains.
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Dries Acke, Policy Director
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 How to reconcile Economy and Ecology? From decarbonation to regeneration, applications and best practices

  • Main organisers: AMARENCO, SolarPower Europe, Global Solar Council 
  • Date: Wednesday 9 November 
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:30 
  • Location: Wind and Solar Pavilion
  • Short description: This panel discussion proposes to introduce evolutions in the regulatory framework mostly in Europe and to explore scase studies and best practices integrating nature based solutions with hard solar infrastructures, conciling low-tech and high-tech.
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Dries Acke, Policy Director
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Renewable Energy Proliferation in Commonwealth Countries and Role of ISA Corporate Advisory Group

  • Main organisers: International Solar Alliance - Federation of Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Industries (FCSEI) - National Solar Energy Federation of India
  • Date: Monday 14 November
  • Time: 09:30-11:00
  • Location: ISA Pavillon
  • Short description: The Commonwealth’s 56 countries make up a quarter of the world’s land mass and a population of about 2.4 billion people – out of 7.4 billion globally. Fossil fuels are still a major source of electric power in the commonwealth, contributing on an average 65%-75% in the total energy mix. Energy transition among the commonwealth countries is a shared responsibility and to drive this transition, the concept of Federation of Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Industries has been evolved. National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), REA UK, Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone, Kenya Renewable Energy Association, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency and Energy Private Developers Rwanda have joined hands for the initiative of Federation of Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Industries to fulfil global targets and especially that of Commonwealth countries to increase their renewable energy portfolio while actively decarbonising end use sector applications of industry.
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Máté Heisz, Director of Global Affairs
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 The crucial role of a Mediterranean partnership – Renewable energies


Soaring ahead with Solar Hydrogen

  • Main organisers: Internal Solar Alliance, Asian Development Bank, Green Hydrogen Organisation
  • Date: Monday 14 November
  • Time15:00-15:30
  • Location: ISA Pavilion
  • Short description:The ISA Secretariat and the Asian Development Bank, are collaborating under ADB’s Knowledge and Support Technical Assistance, in implementing ISA’s programme – “Solar for Green Hydrogen”. The objective is to assess and develop a strategy to scale up green hydrogen production and deployment, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. This includes identifying and creating global synergies for knowledge exchange, infrastructure development, assessment and facilitation of ecosystem readiness, and identification of ready-to-invest projects in the near to mid-terms.
  • Speaker: Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO
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EU Energy Day: Accelerating solar energy: a ribbon at a time


 A Green Deal for the Mediterranean – North-South Energy Partnerships


 Delivering a just energy transition & the role of cities to address the climate & inequality crises

  • Main organisers:  C40 Cities, the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF), SolarPower Europe in partnership with the Climate Crisis Advisory Group 
  • Date: Tuesday 15 November
  • Time16:45-18:15
  • Location: Hatshepsut room
  • Short description: The objective of the session is to demonstrate the benefits of a just energy transition on people’s lives (eg. affordable access, health, decent jobs accessible for all, equity) and the climate, and identify clearly what is needed to remove barriers to uptake of large scale renewable energy, including what is needed from financiers, national and state governments to rapidly increase investment in renewable energy in cities.
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Máté Heisz, Director of Global Affairs
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 COP27 High-Level Roundtable – Making Energy Transitions Work for People: Decent Jobs, Skills, Livelihoods and Inclusion

  • Main organisers:  IRENA
  • Date: Tuesday 15 November
  • Time17.30-19.00
  • Location: IRENA Pavilion 
  • Short description: The event will showcase the latest research and insights on this topic, including from IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022 published in collaboration with ILO. It will also underscore the importance of education and skill-building strategies, active labour market policies as well as social dialogue, underpinned by industrial policies and public investment strategies to promote regional and economic development, diversification, inclusion and close the energy access gap.
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO
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Promoting Clean Energy For Africa - How Businesses Are Using Their Procurement Power To Achieve Net Zero

  • Main organisers:  UNDP ASFH
  • Date: Thursday 17 November
  • Time15:00 - 16:30
  • Location: UNDP PAVILION
  • Short description: What happens when some of the world’s biggest companies commit to net zero emissions and then join forces to become one of the largest renewable energy purchasing blocks in history? Join this conversation with industry leaders to learn about their successes, surprising challenges – and what Africa can learn from this journey. 
  • SolarPower Europe speaker: Daniel Dang, Director Business Development
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