UNFCCC side event at COP25
Mobilising investment for off-grid energy solutions in African countries
Time: Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 11:30-13:00 hrs
Venue: UNFCCC side events at COP25, Room 4, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
Just under 1 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity, one of the main preconditions to prosperity growth. Despite increasingly ambitious efforts under the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve universal electrification by 2030, it is estimated that by that time nearly 600,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone will still not have access to electricity, and many more will still lack access to clean cooking. Many of these people live in rural and peri-urban areas that have not been reached by the central electricity grid, and where, due to the geography and/or widely dispersed populations, expansion of the grid would be too costly and technically difficult.
A high-level panel with representatives of European and African governments, international finance institutions and non-profit organisations will discuss the main barriers to the development of markets for off-grid clean energy in African countries, and share the latest insights on solutions under development in their countries and by their institutions.
Please note that to access the event in Madrid, accreditation for COP25 is required.
Financing and Climate Investment Day
Time: Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 15:00-18:30 hrs
Venues: Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57C, Stockholm and Nordic Pavilion, Hall 6, COP25, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
The Nordic Climate Action Weeks are taking place in two locations, one at the Nordic Pavilion at COP25 in Madrid and one at Norrsken House in Stockholm, providing a virtual backdoor into the climate conference. The two hubs are connected virtually and will be joined in a number of events that are transmitted online.
On 10 December, you will have a chance to learn and hear more about sustainable financing and business models that contribute to concrete climate action, and to network with professionals in green financing, growth businesses and sustainable development. Join us at Norrsken House in Stockholm or the Nordic Pavilion in Madrid!
Programme of the day:
- 15:00-16:00 Sustainable finance – the Nordic way (Nordic Investment Bank)
- 16:00-17:00 Engaging private and public sector to co-create impactful off-grid energy business models (NEFCO)
- 17:00-17:45 Networking – Refreshments will be served
- 18:00-18:30 ·Briefing from the climate negotiations in Madrid (Swedish Ministry of Environment)
Please note that to access the event in Madrid, accreditation for COP25 is required. No accreditation is needed for Norrsken House.
Other events during COP25
In addition, you can meet NEFCO at the following events are moments of celebration to recognize the 15 winners of the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards, including the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, from which it all started.
Monday 9 December:
15:00-15:45, Climate Action Hub: UN Global Climate Action Awards – Financing for Climate-Friendly Investment Event
Tuesday 10 December:
18:00-20:00, location tbc: UN Global Climate Action Awards – Official Award Ceremony & Celebration