18 October 2016Quito, Ecuador
The governments of Ecuador, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates, and the International Renewable Energy Agency organise the‘RE-energising Cities: Renewable Energy in Urban Settings’ forum, held on the second day of the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador.
Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat III will reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanisation, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996. Within this context and for the firsttime ever, the Conference will discuss the proliferation of renewable energy as a means to achieve a sustainable urban future and common prosperity.
RE-energising Cities will capitalise on this unique gathering of stakeholders to drive the next step-change in the transition to a sustainable urban energy future. The business case for renewables is stronger than ever thanks to ongoing, dramatic cost declines in renewable energy technology. The event will showcase the innovative and transformative ways that cities can benefit from this trend and contribute to the ongoing energy transition. It will share cutting-edge information, highlight examples of successful policy frameworks and other best practice, and discuss priority areas for action to capitalise on the opportunities renewables present in three keysectors: transport, buildings and power generation. Attendance is free. More details and registration to follow.
Title: RE-energising Cities: Renewable Energy inUrbanSettings, high-level conference
Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Time: 10:00- 17:00
Venue: Escuela Politecnica Nacional (walking distancefrom HabitatIII venue)
Lunch and light snacks will be included.
Please access the official event save-the-date PDF here