Reaching the 1 billion people without power through renewable energy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
1:00 PM3:00 PM
German House, Mission to the UN, 287 UN Plaza (1st Ave at 49th Street)
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Please join us on Wednesday, July 18 at the United Nations for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University's Side Event at the Ministerial Meeting of the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Our event, Reaching the 1 billion people without power through renewable energy, will be an interactive panel with expert panelists giving short presentations followed by a Q&A session. The keynote speaker is the Permanent Representative of Tonga to the UN, Ambassador L. Va’inga Tone. The event is organized by The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, cosponsored by the UN Missions to the UN of Germany, Tonga, United Arab Emirates,  Sri Lanka and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and by the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL). 

Topics examined will include: 

  • The feasibility of using on-site renewable energy plus storage  to provide energy for development to the 13% of the world population who lack access to electricity;
  • The experience of developing countries in utilizing on-site renewable energy, the benefits achieved, and how the challenges were overcome.


The event will take place from 1:00-3:00PM on July 18th at the German House, Mission to the UN, 287 UN Plaza (1st Ave at 49th Street).  Admission is free, however, for security purposes please provide your name and Pace affiliation to Mary Cataneo at mcataneo@law.pace.edu before Saturday, July 14th.  

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