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Pathways towards a Renewable Energy Future

As the climate crisis grows and other crises begin to surface, adopting a low carbon pathway becomes inevitable. By shifting to clean, green, and sustainable energy sources, countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Nigeria can integrate energy, NDCs and sustainable development plans. In this regard, it ...s crucial to share experiences and discuss opportunities to make renewables a political priority for energy security, climate action and development. In the margin of COP27, we will come together to present different approaches of deploying renewable energy in countries most affected by climate change.

Content of Event The Event will cover the presentation of the present interim results from the Sustainability, Inclusiveness and Governance of Mini-grids in Africa (SIGMA) project. The project seeks to improve the understanding of the sustainability, inclusiveness and governance of mini-grids in general, and in Africa in particular by developing an improved evidence base and a multidimensional appreciation of issues and challenges that can support improved decision-making for universal electrification globally. The project is being implemented by a team of UK-based researchers and researchers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania.

Furthermore, the event will also focus on pathways for bottom-up community driven 100% Renewable Energy Future in Bangladesh. CDP in consultation with the rural community members have developed a concept to address this gap. Bottom-up 100% RE pathways will reveal a collaborative approach proposed by the rural communities in Bangladesh.

The event will continue with an insight into the 100% Renewable Energy Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP) project in Nepal. The project aims to facilitate renewable energy opportunities and drive the transformation needed to ensure economic and social development in line with the Paris Agreement's 1.5℃ climate target. The 100% RE MAP project has developed a technical scenario that shows the potential for renewable energy in Nepal and the country's prospects by 2050, which will be launched during the event.

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ABOUT ICEED


The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development Foundation is committed to the goal of poverty eradication. We deliver this commitment by providing the evidence base for reforms and political influence that shape the poor's energy and climate security. ICEED has over the years of its establishment become Nigeria's leading centre on energy access and climate change. Together with some of the world's foremost resource centres, we have brought market development expertise, capacity building, project implementation and behaviour communication to Nigeria. ICEED has led some of the most important clean energy and climate change activities including the development and promotion of the Bill to Establish the National Climate Change Commission; leading the development of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for Nigeria and writing the Federal Government of Nigeria's Renewable Energy Master Plan. Our key expertise is in policy reform and market development for expanding access to clean energy.

While ICEED provides the evidence base and advocacy for policy change on clean energy and climate change, the Centre is solidly on the ground changing lives through projects in communities around the country. ICEED has clean energy footprints in communities in over half of the states of the Nigerian federation.