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GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE REQUIRED ENERGY TRANSFORMATION
|12:00 – 13:30||Global Challenge of Climate Change: Making the Paris Agreement Work|
|12:00 – 12:30||Key Note Presentation
The Paris Climate Agreement, which has set a clear long-term temperature goal to limit warming to 2°C and ideally 1.5°C, is already in force. This presentation will outline the key mechanisms of the Paris Agreement, how close we are to meeting its goals.
Speaker: Luis Davila, Head of Partnerships, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
|12:30 – 12:50||Overview of REDD+ and Its Role in the Paris Agreement
Introduction to REDD+, how the mechanism works and why it is part of the Paris Agreement, mitigating climate change impacts, and creating employment and meeting the sustainable development goals.
Speaker: Marc Baker, Director, Carbon Tanzania
|12:50 – 13:30||Panel Discussion: What Role Does the MENA Region Have in Implementing the Paris Agreement?
Meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement will require unprecedented levels of action across the region.
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|14:00 – 15:00||Tackling Climate Change: An EU Success Story
How Hydrogen Enables the Energy Transition: a European Perspective.
Speaker: Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network
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|15:30 – 17:30||The Importance of Energy Efficiency to Meet the Goals of the Paris Agreement|
|15:30 – 15:50||Key Note Presentation
Overview of the important role of energy efficiency in meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Recent reports highlight that about 50% of global greenhouse gas reductions can be delivered through energy efficiency. This presentation will highlight recent findings from reports such as ‘Perspectives for the Energy Transition’ by IEA and IRENA and highlight types of energy efficiency mechanisms that lead to the greatest benefits for climate change, the economy and other issues.
Speaker: Eva Ramos Perez Torreblanca, Director – Environmental Analysis and Economics, Integrated Environment Policy & Planning, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
|15:50 – 16:50||Panel Discussion: How to Unleash the Potential of Energy Efficiency
This session will explore and outline the types of mechanisms needed to unleash the potential for energy efficiency. What role do building energy efficiency standards and rating systems have? What about subsidy reform and appliance standards? How do we best finance energy efficiency? How does energy efficiency impact the uptake of more renewable energy?
|16:50 – 17:00||Audience Q&A|
|17:00 – 17:30||International Case Study – Global Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Programmes
Realising Improved Industrial Energy Efficiency through Implementation of ISO 50001
Speaker: Ridah Sabouni, Managing Director MENA, Energetics Incorporated
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RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY: FOCUS ON MENA
|10:30 – 10:50||Overview of Regulatory Frameworks and Policies Necessary to Drive the Uptake of Renewables in the MENA Region
Current policies across the MENA region and their expected environmental and economic savings, socio-economic impact on the region such as job creation in the renewable energy sector, improvement in energy access, women empowerment, SDGs, etc. Potential policy solutions for the region to increase the renewable energy potential.
Speaker: Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Clean Energy Technology Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
|10:50 – 11:50||Panel Discussion – Current Challenges to Increasing Uptake in the Region and Solutions|
|11:50 – 12:00||Audience Q&A|
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|12:30 – 13:15||Shams Dubai – Best Practices for NOC, Design Approval Applications, Inspection and Performance Testing|
|13:15 – 13:30||Audience Q&A|
|13:30 – 14:00||Shams Dubai – Understanding the Solar Connection Process, Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Speaker: Balamurugan Dakshinamurthy, Specialist – Solar Distribution Power, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
|14:00 – 14:30||DEWA Standards for Distributed Renewable Resources Generators (DRRG) for Shams Dubai
Speaker: Dr. Ammar M. Munir, Specialist – Solar Power & Water Planning – VP Distribution Planning, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
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|15:00 – 16:30||Cost of Finance: Residential, Commercial, Industry and Utility Scale Solar
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|16:30 – 17:30||Utility Scale CSP 101 and Thermal Energy Storage Applications|
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CITY CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
|10:30 – 11:30||Role of Cities in Mitigating Climate Change
How solar can contribute to energy sustainability in the city.
|11:30 – 12:00||Case Study: Achieving Net Zero Development: Challenges and Opportunities from The Sustainable City
Speaker: Karim El-Jisr, Executive Director, SEE NEXUS Institute
|12:00 – 12:30||Dubai Green Building Evaluation System: Updates to Dubai Municipality’s al Sa’fat Programme
Overview of Dubai’s initiatives for sustainability.
|12:30 – 13:00||Case Study: The Indian Growth Story – Rooftop Solar Solutions with Energy Storage Applications
Speaker: Kuldeep Jain, Founder and Managing Director, CleanMax Solar
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|13:30 – 15:30||Electric Vehicle Grid Integration – How to power EVs from renewables and Electricity Storage|
|13:30 – 13:50||Overview of DEWA’s Smart Grid Electric Vehicle Program
Speaker: Majid Al Hazami, Acting Director – Smart Grid PMO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
|13:50 – 14:10||Electric Vehicle Charging
Speaker: Peter van Praet, Chief Commercial Officer, EV Box
|14:10 – 15:10||Panel Discussion: How to power EVs from renewables, and electricity storage and plug-in vehicles.
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|15:10 – 15:30||Audience Q&A|
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|15:30 – 17:00||Workshop: Solar PV 101 – Thin Film Technology and Road Map
Fundamentals of thin film Solar PV. What are the differences between regular solar panels and thin film?
|Speaker: Dr. Raed Bkayrat, Vice President Business Development MENA, First Solar
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