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Session D3 2017-09-08T20:28:08+00:00


Energy Transition and Local Value Creation

Day: 13th September, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 11:30


Short Description:
The transition to renewable energy (RE) has become more than an end in itself to meet environmental objectives; it makes economic sense. In the current low-growth environment, policy-makers are looking at the RE industry as an opportunity to stimulate industrial development and competitiveness, to create jobs and income, and to potentially improve the trade balance.


Questions to be addressed by the session:
Maximising value creation requires consistent, reliable, and coherent policies that cut across the industry, education, employment, etc., and is tailored to country-specific conditions. What are examples of successful local value creation policy mixes in the Latin American region and what was their key to success?
How does the increasingly global nature of RE supply chains, especially for solar and wind, influence opportunities for the domestic RE value chain? What approaches exist to maximise local value creation under such circumstances?
How do you see the role of the public sector in supporting the transition of jobs from a fossil-fuel-based economy to one based on renewables? Should job changing programmes be publicly supported, for example, and how could this be financed?

Session composition:
The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience


Keynote: Mr. Narsul Hamid, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mines, Government of Bangladesh- TBC
Moderator: Philippe Scholtes, Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation, UNIDO –TBC


Other Panelists TBC

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