Renewables in the Post COP21 Era - A Global Perspective

Date & time: 3.15–4.30am 6 May 2016, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Leonard Huxley Theatre, Leonard Huxley Building (#56), Mills Road,The Australian National University, Acton, ACT 6200, Australia
Speakers: Cédric Philibert

The global deployment and rapid cost declines of renewable energy sources may have facilitated climate change negotiations, by showing governments that reducing carbon emissions may not be as costly as previously thought.

In turn, the Paris agreement and the many initiatives seen at COP 21 will further incite governments, mayors, investors, communities and the industry to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Under what conditions can this transition be fast enough to significantly reduce the threat of climate change, while ensuring energy access and security?

About the Speaker

Cédric Philibert is a senior expert on renewable energies at the International Energy Agency (IEA). He has authored or co-authored numerous publications on climate change policies and renewable energy technologies.

The event will be followed by drinks and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Registration via Eventbrite.com.au is essential.

Hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute and Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI)

 

Contact

Clare de Castella

Email: clare.decastella@anu.edu.au