Vienna Energy Forum 2017: EUEI PDF participates with two side-events

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vienna Energy Forum 2017: EUEI PDF participates with two side-events

From 9 to 12 May, over 1,600 experts from the energy and development sector will come together in Vienna for the biennial Vienna Energy Forum. The EUEI PDF has been participating in the event since 2013 and will contribute to this year’s debate with two side-events.

Under the umbrella of the Forum’s theme for 2017, Sustainable Energy for the Implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, the EUEI PDF will open room for discussion on the role energy does and can play in one of the 21st century’s most pressing issues: migration. The side-event on 9 May follows an earlier discussion forum in Brussels, which saw the launch of the EUEI PDF’s working paper “The Role of Energy in the Migration Debate”. The insights from this event have since been integrated into the paper which will build the basis for discussion in the session “Clean Energy for Migrants and Vulnerable Groups“, organised jointly with UNIDO.

On 10 May, the focus will be on future energy scenarios for African cities, which are currently experiencing exceptional growth rates which have not yet been matched with sufficient improvement in the clean energy sector. Together with ICLEI, the EUEI PDF will launch its new study “Future Energy Scenarios for African Cities: Unlocking Opportunities for Climate Responsive Development”. This session will present the outcomes of the energy scenarios for sub-Saharan African cities and coordinate an interactive discussion around the identified key areas for action.

For more information about the side-events and registration, please visit the respective event pages. Registration is open until 8 May. If you can’t attend the event, follow our live coverage on Twitter @Energy4Dev.

We look forward to discussing with you!