Go to IISD's website

IISD Reporting Services
bringing you the latest news, information and analysis from
international environment and sustainable development negotiations

Upcoming Meetings

Sustainable Energy

July 2020

IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

The IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit will seek to build momentum behind the development and implementation of policies that can help countries create jobs, put greenhouse gas emissions into a structural decline and increase energy sector resilience. 

The Summit will take place virtually, and will review near-term actions for sustainable recovery and government action to accelerate clean energy technology innovation for reaching long-term decarbonisation plans.

Discussions will be informed by the IEA's World Energy Outlook Sustainable Recovery report and the Energy Technology Perspectives Special Report on Clean Energy Technology Innovation.

date: 9 July 2020 location: virtual www: https://www.iea.org/events/iea-clean-energy-transitions-summ...

September 2020

Climate Week NYC 2020

Climate Week NYC 2020 will be the major opportunity in 2020 for those with the power to halve emissions by 2030 to showcase climate action and find ways to do more. In light of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual event will be one of the few international climate events taking place in 2020. It is hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York.

The Climate Week NYC official events program will comprise of both physical events in New York City as well as digital events from around the world. The 2020 program will be split into ten thematic areas: 

  • Clean Energy Transition; 
  • Transport and Infrastructure; 
  • Industry and Built Environment; 
  • Finance, Investment and Jobs; 
  • Food and Land Use; 
  • Nature and Science; 
  • US and International Policy; 
  • Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice; 
  • Sustainable Travel and Tourism; and 
  • Climate Impacts and Adaptation 

dates: 21-27 September 2020 location: virtual www: https://climateweeknyc.org/events-2020

February 2021

Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SEforALL Forum) [rescheduled]

The Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL) Forum was originally scheduled to take place from 6-8 May 2020, in Kigali, Rwanda. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 13 March 2020, the SEforALL Secretariat announced its decision to postpone the SEforALL Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, to 16-18 February 2021. 

Focusing on the theme, 'Building Speed, Reaching Scale, Closing the Gap,' this Forum will provide a global platform to mobilize resources, connect partners and showcase action to realize the promise of the sustainable energy revolution for everyone.

The event will bring together a diverse group of energy stakeholders to take stock of progress towards implementing SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and provide an opportunity to develop new partnerships, launch new financial instruments to close energy access gap, and connect with energy leaders from communities, cities, politics, business and finance.

The event will also seek to raise ambition under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

dates: 16-18 February 2021 location: Kigali, Rwanda contact: SEforALL Secretariat e-mail: [email protected] www: https://www.seforall.org/forum