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The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with CEO of Sustainable Energy for All Rachel Kyte

November 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

On November 19, the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate will host Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte in discussion with Initiative Co-Chair David G. Victor on sustainable development, energy access, and the dynamics of global energy and climate. Rachel Kyte is chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Sustainable Energy for All, and co-chair of U.N.-Energy. She previously served as World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change, and vice president for sustainable development. After the session, panelists will take audience questions. Light refreshments will... [more]

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The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte

November 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

More than one billion people in the world today do not have electricity and around three billion cook with inefficient, polluting fuels like firewood. Providing access to modern energy services must be part of strategies to contend with climate change, necessitating cleaner, lower-carbon energy resources, and improvements in energy efficiency. Financing will be central to achieving these goals, and a key topic at this year’s upcoming UN climate talks, COP 24, in Poland in December. On the heels of a major new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the rising risks of climate impacts, on November 19th... [more]

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