Launch Event of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform
Monday, 08. May 2017
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The webinar duration is 9:00 hours.

Launch Event of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform

On the occasion of the World Renewable Energy Day:  Programme for Global 100% Platform Renewable Energy Launch Event published 


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. 

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. 

Please find the detailed programme of the event below. 

Date: 8 May 2017

Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany

Participation is free of charge, for registration, please reply to the Coordinator Mr. Arthur Hinsch: ah [at]


9:00-10:00 Registration 

10:00-10.30 Opening and Welcome

Facilitated by Stefan Gsänger, WWEA

Video message by David Suzuki
Reinhard Limbach, Mayor of Bonn
Anna Leidreiter, WFC
Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC
Dolf Gielen, IRENA


10:30-11:30 The Global 100% RE Platform in Global Political Discourse

Facilitated by Stefan Gsänger, WWEA

Video message by Bill McKibben,
Video message by Dipal C. Barua, Bright Green Energy Foundation
Global Futures Report by Christine Lins, REN21
Energy [R]evolution Report by Jens Mattias Clausen, Greenpeace (tbc)
100% RE Past and Future, Harry Lehmann, German Environment Agency (tentative)
The International Renewable Energy Academy by Jose Etcheverry, York University


11:30-13:00 100% RE Cities and Regions

Facilitated discussion moderated by Monika Zimmermann, ICLEI

Video message by Michael Brune, Sierra Club
ICLEI 100% RE Cities & Regions Network by Ana Marques, ICLEI
100% RE Building Blocks by Anna Leidreiter, WFC
Ready for 100 Campaign by Jodie van Horn, Sierra Club
Renewable Energy Program, Mokale Rasetlola, City of Tschwane (tentative)


13:00-14:00 Lunch Break 

14:00-15:30 Community Power: Deploying Renewables on the Ground 

Facilitated discussion moderated by Stefan Gsänger, WWEA

Community Power in Japan by Tetsunari Iida, ISEP
Community Power and Energy Access by Ibrahim Togola, Mali-Folkcenter Nyetaa Group
Business Case for Community Power, Matthias Willenbacher, Entrepreneur (tentative)
Community Power in Australia, Taryn Lane, Hepburn Wind and Embark
Community Wind, Fabian Tenk, WWEA (tentative)


15:30-16:00 Coffee break 

16:00-17:00 A Global 100% RE Strategy – The Way Forward 

Facilitated discussion moderated by Stefan Schurig, WFC

Video message by Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan
Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE
Jodie van Horn, Sierra Club
Osman Benchikh, formerly UNESCO
Christine Lins, REN21
Lasse Bruun, CAN International


17:00-17:30 Signing Ceremony

17:30-18:00 Concluding Remarks and Farewell 
by Arthur Hinsch, Global 100% RE Platform Coordinator


Programme is subject to change

For further information, please contact: 

Arthur Hinsch 

Global 100% RE Platform Coordinator

c/o WWEA

Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 5

53113 Bonn, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)228 3694089

Fax: +49 (0)228 3694084

e-mail: ah [at]