High-Level Panel on Sustainable Energy Access

Organizer: UN Women

Date: Tue / Dec. 8 - 10:30

Time: 10:30

Area: Blue Zone

Today, about 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity and 2.9 billion use solid biomass for cooking and heating. Women’s voice and participation have been largely absent in energy policies. Yet women bear the disproportionate burden of energy poverty, including health and safety risks. A transition to sustainable energy requires a shift in the current paradigm from one where women are passive providers and users of energy, to one where they actively participate and take leadership in promoting sustainable energy technologies and their productive uses.

Venue: Morocco Pavilion, COP 21. Le Bourget Conference Centre Hall 6 (blue zone: accreditation required)

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Isabella Lövin, Minister of International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Ligia Noroha, Director of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP
Ahmed Baroudi, General Director, Energy Investment Company, Morocco
Naoko Ishii’s, GEF CEO and Chairperson (tbc);
Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, Chair of the Advisory Council on Climate Change, Indonesia

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