Virtual global event to coincide with the launch of the Green Grids Initiative at the COP26 World Leaders' Summit
November 2, 14:00 - 17:00 GMT
During the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26, a major new global partnership will be announced. At its centre is a new partnership of governments called the Green Grids Initiative – One Sun One World One Grid, which will be announced by prime ministers Modi of India and Johnson of the UK. The Climate Parliament has been laying the groundwork for the Green Grids Initiative (GGI) over the last few years and will be organising a simultaneous virtual event bringing together many other groups including civil society, legislators, philanthropists, youth movements, business leaders and international organisations. Join us!
We’re thrilled to have so many of our brilliant MPs from all over the world join us for the event and delighted to announce that our list of speakers also includes the Grammy-award winning singer and activist, Angelique Kidjo; CEO of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra; co-Founder of the US Youth Climate Strike and Founder of Earth Uprising, Alexandria Villaseñor; Senior Vice-President of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Power and Climate Initiative, Ashvin Dayal; Chief Minister of Meghalaya State, Conrad Sangma; Leader of the Australian Greens Party, Adam Bandt MP and many others from around the globe.
The objective of the GGI is to accelerate the construction of the new energy system, powered by the sun, that's needed if we're to run the entire world economy on renewable energy. Solar panels on every rooftop need to be combined with a massive expansion of desert solar power stations and large-scale wind farms, including offshore. Continental-scale grids need to link together the best locations for wind and sun to ensure a reliable supply of affordable, clean energy for everyone. Villages that have no electricity need to be equipped with mini-grids to harness their local renewable resources. The new green grids need to deliver enough power to run our transport system on clean energy. And all this needs to happen extremely fast if we're to have any hope of staying within a safe global carbon budget to keep the planet's temperature rise below 1.5C.
We'd be delighted if you could join us. Please complete the form below to register or click here at 14:00 GMT on Tuesday, 2 November.
Please find the media advisory here.