This webinar will discuss the specific and general challenges for cities looking to tackle the current issue set of energy transitions across the region, with a particular focus on solution-sourcing for implementation strategies and financing procurement. Concrete examples on creative solutions will be provided from both the Lebanese and Jordanian contexts, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and delve into the possibility of adapting these strategies
Data centres are among the most complex and energy-demanding facilities in the world. Currently, the world's data centres consumed 3% of global electricity with a growth project to 20% by 2025. These power hungry data centres are now responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions, a similar share of the entire aviation industry. This value potentially will escalate to 14% by 2040.
The presenters will provide their views on the ways to improve the investment climate for energy efficiency and to find policy solutions and incentive schemes to make energy efficiency projects viable. They will talk of the role of private sector and financial institutions in implementing energy efficiency measures and projects and what governments can do to facilitate this.
The webinar will showcase the use of blockchain technologies in development and cooperation projects with a focus on sustainable energy (SDG#7). Speakers will present how alternative finance can leverage public-private partnerships on renewable energy projects in Moldova, how a community is empowered through peer-to-peer energy trading in Thailand, and how blockchain-based applications can bring societal benefits and support the achievement of SDG#7.
Arab countries are putting in place numerous energy efficiency measures in all sectors to save energy, reduce emissions and fulfill their climate goals. The case of Tunisia strikes to be progressive due to its structure and projects that support energy efficiency in the country.