Update: Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Launched!

09. May 2017

Updated 09 May, 2017

Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched! 

Bonn, 8 May 2017 – Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs and to provide access to modern energy services to all human beings. 

Held in parallel with the UN Bonn Climate Change Talks, the event has, once again, confirmed the value of having a true multi-stakeholder platform connecting stakeholders from civil society, business, government and science in order to jointly make global 100% renewable energy a reality in the interest of mitigating the effects of climate change. 

Bill McKibben, Platform Ambassador and Co-Founder of 350.org: “Everybody knows that we will get to using renewable energy sources simply because they are free, but we have to get there so very fast if we have any hope of catching up with the effects of climate change”. 

 The Platform’s work will be guided by its principles that all new investments into energy systems have to be 100% renewable energy based, and that decentralized and people-centered approaches are the best and fastest way to transform societies.

 Naoto Kan, Platform Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Japan: “Renewables contribute to world peace because conflicts over resources can be avoided if countries can produce their own electricity sustainably”. 

 Founding members underlined during the launch today that the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform is going to vehemently pursue these ambitions.

 For more information please refer to the Global 100% RE website.

 

Bonn, 26 April 2017 – Today’s World Renewable Energy Day draws our attention to a nuclear-free and carbon-free, renewables-based future. 26 April marks the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which has changed the way many of us look at energy supply, long before climate change became a major international topic and 25 years before the Fukushima disaster.

Over the course of the last couple of years the Global 100% RE Campaign has succeeded in creating a global movement for 100% Renewable Energy focusing on inclusive bottom-up processes and uniting very big, worldwide networks in the field. After years of functioning successfully as a network, the campaign will become a legal entity in the form of The Global 100% RE Platform. This will be a pivotal moment for accelerating the campaign’s outreach and operability, as well as demonstrating our commitment to making Global 100% RE a reality.

Global 100% RE would like to use this important day to invite you to attend the official launch of The Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. The event will feature some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy and will present actual solutions and strategies for achieving Global 100% RE, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs and also to provide access to modern energy services to all human beings.

8th May 2017, Bonn, Germany

venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut

Participation is free of charge,for registration, please reply to the Coordinator

Mr. Arthur Hinsch: ah@wwindea.org

For more information, please see http://www.go100re.net/launch-event-program/