Where to find CLASP at COP26

CLASP, as co-Secretariat of the Efficiency for Access Coalition, is hosting, as well as participating in, three events at COP26, and we encourage you to join us in person or tune in remotely.

CLASP has exciting plans in store to put high-performing, energy-efficient appliances on the agenda at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. With our virtual and physical presence at COP26, we have an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate appliances’ inextricable role in a fair and inclusive global transition to clean energy. CLASP, as co-Secretariat of the Efficiency for Access Coalition, is hosting, as well as participating in, three events at COP26, and we encourage you to join us in person or tune in remotely. Explore this article to learn more and register.

Alongside the International Energy Agency and ICF, Efficiency for Access is serving as an Energy Access & Resilience Theme Lead for the COP26 Resilience Hub, a pavilion in the blue zone that will serve as a virtual and physical gathering space to build collaboration around climate resilience and adaptation. Within the Resilience Hub, Efficiency for Access is hosting two hybrid events on Thursday, November 4.

  • The first event will be an interactive Live Q&A at 11:15 am GMT, ‘Building the resilience of smallholder farmers through solar-powered agricultural technologies’. CLASP’s Senior Manager, Makena Ireri, will be joining panellists Jeffrey Prins of the IKEA Foundation, Priscilla Sani-Chimwele of Wala, and Melanie Ritter of GIZ to discuss the technologies that are enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
  • Our second Resilience Hub event, ‘Supporting clean energy entrepreneurs,’ will take place at 5:15 pm GMT. In this one-hour panel discussion, participants will discuss recent market trends in the off-grid solar sector and explore the crucial role of local entrepreneurs in delivering affordable, sustainable and scalable products to off-grid customers. CLASP’s Communications Manager, Joanie Coker, will moderate the panel with speakers Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu of ColdHubs, Drew Corbyn of GOGLA, Chris Beland of Energy Saving Trust, Katherine Owens of M-KOPA and Kanika Chawla of Sustainable Energy for All. Register for the Resilience Hub to join us.

CLASP, via Efficiency for Access, will also have a presence at Sustainable Energy for All’s SDG7 pavilion. In partnership with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) and Transforming Energy Access (TEA), Efficiency for Access will host a hybrid live Q&A session and interactive exhibition event demonstrating how innovative solar-powered technologies can help accelerate the global clean energy transition. Panellists include Jon Lane of Carbon Trust, Vimbai Chapungu of MECS, among others.

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