Low Emissions Technology: Sharing Best Practises
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

The Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN with MIKTA (The Permanent Missions of Mexico, Indonesia, RoK, and Turkey to the UN)

The global energy sector is in the midst of a significant transition, driven by new technologies, changing consumer preferences, and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Low emission technologies reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector, in industrial processes such as cement, steel and hydrogen production, and in the transport sector. Low emissions technology has an important role in ensuring short and long term global energy security and achieving SDG 7: clean and affordable energy for all, particularly target 7.a: “By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology”. Low emissions technology is also key to achievement of SDG 13: climate action, which will be reviewed at the 2021 HLPF. This event will provide an opportunity for MIKTA countries to share best practise low emissions technology approaches. It will also consider opportunities for implementation of SDG 13.2: “Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning”. It will feature a mix of technical engineering changes and market regulatory changes required in facilitating an increasing penetration of distributed and variable renewable energy. The program will be multi-stakeholder, featuring representatives from national and subnational governments, the private sector, and civil society. Some examples of low emissions technology for discussion at the event will be electric vehicles and solar panels.

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