UNIDO is organizing the 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) programme, from the 5th to the 8th of September 2022 in Vienna, Austria. The event will bring together representatives from the centres, core donors and technical partners. The meeting will be held in a hybrid form and includes the possibility to participate by online means. The meeting is the first physical get-together of the GN-SEC members since the 4th Steering Committee, which was held on 25 October 2019 in Accra, Ghana at the margins of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Conference. The meeting includes a BLOOM excursion to the Green Tech Cluster in Styria on the 7th of September.
The 5th GN-SEC SC meeting comes very timely on the background of rising fossil fuel and food prices, climate change impacts and the international efforts to “build back better“ through a “green COVID recovery”, addressing economic diversification, environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation simultaneously and an integrated manner. Despite continued supply-chain interruptions and travel restrictions, more than ever, regional and triangular cooperation remains an essential accelerator for the transition towards sustainable energy and circular economy solutions in developing countries.
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