Clean and Green: Is a Just Energy Revolution Around the Corner?

  • Wednesday 15 September, 16.30-17.15 BST

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How can we realise a world in which global communities have access to clean and sustainable energy for generations?

Alternatives to fossil fuels are out there, and the clock is ticking to halt the most devastating impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. In the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, COP26, join us in discussion with climate scientists and industry experts as we chart humanity's complex relationship with energy, and what is needed to drive the transition to sustainable energy across the planet.

About the speakers

Dr Alice Bell is co-director at the climate change charity Possible and author of Our Biggest Experiment: A History of the Climate Crisis (Bloomsbury Sigma, released July 2021). Possible is a charity that empowers people to take practical action to tackle the climate crisis through projects that bring people and technologies together, from tree-planting days to connecting railways and community-owned solar farms.

Ricky-Lee Watts (Quu-as name Aamiitalaa) is the Youth Programme Manager at Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), which is a pan-Canadian not-for-profit platform which advances Indigenous inclusion in Canada's energy futures economy through Indigenous leadership, and broad-based collaboration across the industry. With experience working with Indigenous communities, universities, government, he oversees Generation Power at ICE, an Indigenous youth clean energy and career training programme. He is Nuučaan̓uł, from Pacific northwest in Canada, and is a councillor for the Hupač̓asatḥ First Nation.

Katinka Palbo is the Head of Global Strategy & Global Partnerships at Ørsted, a world-leading renewable energy company. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action.

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