The 6th edition of the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC).
2022 is a pivotal year for keeping the 1.5°C climate target of the Paris Agreement in realistic reach while also emphasizing the high risk of a strong dependency on fossil fuels, not only economically but also geopolitically. Significantly ramping up renewable energy constitutes a key factor for creating a decarbonized, more democratic, and decentralized energy system that ends fossil fuel dependency, creates decent green jobs, and ends energy poverty. It also puts us on a path compatible with the Paris Agreement and moving toward a just, inclusive, and sustainable transition leaving no one behind. Renewable power grids and infrastructure are a key component of the energy transition that often poses serious challenges to achieving renewable energy targets. To complete the energy transition, infrastructure, especially grids, must be improved, yet progress is too slow.
Against this backdrop, GREF 2022 puts a particular focus on how to ramp up renewables and on innovation in renewable power grids. Key challenges, in this respect, will be discussed from various perspectives with the aim to demonstrate how the energy transition can be accelerated by presenting strategies to significantly increase renewable energies and enhance the deployment of renewable infrastructure.
GREF 2022 is supported by the Korean-German Energy Partnership, REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), ICLEI World Secretariat, NRW.Energy4Climate, UNIDO ITPO Germany, Future Cleantech Architects, Germanwatch, Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform, the International Geothermal Association (IGA), and Eurosolar.
GREF 2022 is an in-person conference and will be convened at Hotel Königshof (Adenauerallee 9, 53111 Bonn) on September 8, 2022, at 13:30-18:30 hrs.