“Renewable Energy for Future Generations” A Hive workshop, hosted by IDEAS & GREEN HOPE

When: Wednesday, July 29th 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Where: UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room 5

Our planet’ is paying a heavy price for its current overdependence on fossil fuels and the consequent global warming and climate change are impacting our future. The post2015 agenda must therefore urge governments , corporates , policy makers and also civil society & stakeholders to come together and move away from fossil fuels to renewable sources . This will ensure a sustainable world in the future for today’s children. A global temperature rise of 2 degC by 2050 seems now to be a certainty and given the lack of will to implement emission cuts , for all practical purposes, we will see a much higher rise in global temperatures unless there is a concerted effort from all stakeholders to shift from fossil fuels to clean , renewable energy sources. The needs of young people , who are the future generations must be at the core of the developmental agenda — and moving to RE needs to be an integral part of this.

Speakers (In Alphabetical Order):
Clayton Ferrera
Executive Director – IDEAS for US

Diego Martinez Schütt
Policy Analyst on Post-2015, CAFOD

Gordian Raacke
Executive Director – Renewable Energy Long Island (reLi)

Isis Alvarez
General Advisor and Campaigner – Global Forests Coalition

Jorge Laguna-Celis
Senior Programme Management Officer
Intergovernmental Policy Coordination – UNEP

Liam O’Doherty
Director of Digital Youth Engagement Programmes
TakingITGlobal, Global Youth Action Network

Lindsay Ashby
Chief of Staff – World Energy Forum

Ravi Karkara
Strategic Adviser Partnership Beijing+20 To The Assistant Secretary General/Deputy Executive Director

Shannon O’Shea
Programme Specialist, Post-2015 Development Agenda – UNICEF

Moderator – Kehkashan Basu: Founder President, Green Hope