The Alliance goes to Glasgow: sustainability in the renewables sector at COP26


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The global energy transition needs sustainability at its heart. And the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is the ideal venue to celebrate an ‘in-person’ launch of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy and innovative sustainability initiatives in the renewables sector.

During the event, we will discuss with leading companies and several of the Alliance’s founding members about how we can ensure both the renewables sector in general, and the wind and solar supply chains, can be wholly sustainable for people and the planet.

The Alliance event will be held on World Leaders Summit Day, Tuesday 2 November from 14:30 to 16:00 GMT. If you are at Glasgow, you can find us in the Wind Pavilion, Hall 5 of the Blue Zone. For those who want to join remotely, we’ll update this news with details of the livestream.

The event will focus in on the following areas the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy has chosen to address as priorities:

  • Reaching Net Zero – decarbonising operations and supply chains
  • Circular economy – setting industry-wide standards and design criteria
  • Human Rights – upholding labour rights and inclusivity of civil society and local communities in the ‘Just Transition’
  • Environmental impact – long-term sustainable co-existence with the environment, with a focus on biodiversity and water footprint

The agenda of the event is as follows:

Opening brief: Ben Backwell, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council and Gianni Chianetta, CEO, Global Solar Council

Opening remarks: Meredith Adler, Executive Director, Student Energy

Panel discussion (moderated by Meredith Adler):

  • Salvatore Bernabei, CEO, Enel Green Power (virtual)
  • Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, RenewPower
  • Ben Hunt, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Siemens Gamesa
  • Gayle Schueller, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M (virtual)
  • Morten Dyrholm, Group SVP Marketing, Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Vestas