Nov 14 2022, 11:15 - 12:45



REA – Official side event at COP 27

Renewable Energy Growth in Commonwealth Countries and beyond – a glimpse of the global low-carbon transition

As part of our international engagement plan, the REA is hosting an official COP 27 side event on the 14th of November (13:15 -14:45 local time, 11:15 – 12:45 British wintertime) at Sharm El Sheikh, we welcome all members and friends who are present at COP to join us in person in room Khufu located in the blue zone, or to watch the event online please book above. Please contact [email protected] for any collaboration inquiries.

The 54 Commonwealth countries represent over 1/3 of the world’s population, and fossil fuels are still a major source of electric power among the member countries, contributing 65%-75% to their total energy mix on average. Besides the UK, Canada and Australia, most commonwealth countries are still developing and facing the dilemma between decarbonisation and industrialisation. How to balance the need between economic growth and climate goal is the challenge everyone is facing but is especially difficult for emerging economies.

This event will discuss renewable energy development among the commonwealth countries and explore how the green movements can help to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate climate change and deliver energy security for both developing and developed nations.

We aim to increase the communication and cooperation between all commonwealth countries to accelerate the growth of renewable energy, exploring the topic of:
• How to increase the cooperation between all commonwealth countries to promote the growth of all forms of renewable energy and clean technologies to help mitigate climate change.
• Deliver energy equality and security for both developing and developed nations. What type of coordination with the commonwealth demonstrates “best practice” for cooperation between developing and developed countries?
• Encourage local communities and SMEs to seize the opportunities brought by net zero. How can the developed country support communities in developing countries?

Event agenda and more details are coming next week