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a transition for change

Canada and the UK, as Co-Chairs of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), hosted a Global Coal Transition Dialogue as part of the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in Vancouver.

This official side event provided a space for key CEM members who are frontrunners in the transition to low-carbon, climate resilient energy systems to share their experience and expertise on innovative approaches to energy transition.

Date & Time: May 29, 2019, 12:00-14:00

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 208/209

Moderator: Patricia Fuller, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change

Keynote Speakers:

  • Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada
  • Hassan Yussuff, Co-chair of Canada’s Just Transition Task Force, and President of the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Rohit Khanna, Manager for Energy Climate Finance and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank 

The side event also featured a screening of the latest video from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which explores how the shift from coal to clean energy can address Just Transition challenges.

Here are some highlights from our live tweeting of the discussion: