Register now for COP26 side events that will address clean energy, decarbonising transport, and green investment

Climate Compatible Growth (CCG), a £38m Loughborough University-led research programme which helps developing countries take a path of low carbon development, is hosting a series of side events at COP26.

CCG is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to support investment in sustainable energy and transport systems to meet development priorities in the Global South. It provides research and global public goods to help countries develop economic strategies, plans, and policies to attract investment into low-carbon growth opportunities across multiple sectors.

During COP26 CCG is hosting 14 Side Events focusing on clean energy, decarbonising transport, and sustainability. Taking place at Glasgow’s Strathclyde University and online from November 3 – 5, representatives from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the FCDO, the International Energy Agency and many more high-profile organisations will be speaking.

Talking about the side events, CCG lead, Professor Mark Howells said: “These side events will provide an opportunity for CCG and its partners to shine a spotlight on the success of the programme so far, learn from best practice and discuss how we overcome the hurdles ahead. It will feature input from policy makers and senior officials from across the world.

“If you work in the clean energy sector, transport or sustainability, join us virtually to see how you can support developing countries on a path of low carbon development.”

The full list of sessions is below. Further information and how to register can be found here.

Day 3 of the COP: Wednesday November 3

  • Session 1: Ecosystem for change: Join the CCG movement
    09h00–10h30 GMT
  • Session 2: Evidence for COP26: bridging the evidence-policy gap
    11h00–12h30 GMT
  • Launch of the Highway Development and Management Model (HDMM) under a new Multi-donor Trust Fund
    12h30–14h00 GMT
  • Session 3: Rebalancing the electromobility event (SuM4All Event)
    14h00–15h30 GMT
  • Session 4: Making integrated electromobility and renewable energy finance work
    16h00–17h30 GMT

Day 4 of the COP: Thursday 4 November

  • Session 5: Accelerated low carbon COVID Recovery
    09h00–10h30 GMT
  • Session 6: Launch of the Strategic Energy Planning Principles
    11h00–12h30 GMT
  • Session 7: Economics and policy for climate compatible growth
    14h00–15h30 GMT
  • Session 8: Integrated Climate Resilience
    16h00–17h30 GMT
  • Launch: Loughborough Centre for Sustainable Transitions: Energy, Environment and Resilience (STEER)
    18h00–18h30 GMT

Day 5 of the COP: Friday November 5

  • Session 9: The Green Grids Initiative
    09h00–10h30 GMT
  • Session 10: Climate finance for grid investments in emerging and developing economies
    11h00–12h30 GMT
  • Session 11: National Case Studies for a sustainable energy transition
    14h00–15h30 GMT
  • Session 12: The Energy Transitions Council (ETC) and Rapid Response Facility (RRF)
    16h00–17h00 GMT

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