COP26: SDG7 Pavilion

SDG7 Pavilion

Bringing energy transition to the forefront at COP26

The SDG7 pavilion will place a spotlight on the need for clean, affordable energy for all, as called for by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG7), as part of the global energy transition and fight against climate change.

At the pavilion, SDG7 stakeholders will unite to mobilize and connect bold commitments and actions for energy around the world.

For those not attending COP26 in Glasgow in person, you can still be part of the exciting line-up of events taking place at the pavilion by participating virtually.

Register for the livestream here

Carbon Trust hosted events at the SDG7 Pavilion

2 November, 12.30pm-1pm GMT - Stimulating the Productive Use of Energy (PUE) as a means to increase energy access, boost livelihoods, build resilience and grow local economies

This event will showcase the Carbon Trust's Power Renewable Energy Opportunities (PREO) programme and Acumen's Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative (PEII) with speakers Jon Lane, Associate Director, the Carbon Trust and Leslie Labruto, Head of Investment Strategy, Acumen.

4 November, 3pm-3.45pm GMT - How can solar-powered technologies help empower people and protect the planet?

This event will consist of a panel discussion and live audience Q&A with speakers from Energy Saving Trust, MECS programme, the Carbon Trust and the TERI School of Advanced Studies (a participant from the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2020-21).

4 November, 4.45pm-5.30pm GMT - Boosting economic empowerment by building local skills and expertise in clean energy

This side event will focus on the engagement of youth in relation to the scale-up of the off-grid energy sector, hosted by the FCDO-funded Transforming Energy Access Programme (TEA). This programme is a research and innovation platform supporting the technologies, business models and skills needed to enable an inclusive clean energy transition. The first part of the event will provide a platform for sharing first-hand experiences of participants in the TEA skills development initiatives and the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge. The second part of the event will consist of an open discussion between key stakeholders with a strategic interest in the off-grid energy sector to address the question of how we can boost the attention given to the development of skills and expertise in young people to accelerate the scale-up of the off-grid energy sector.