Powering Progress: Sustainable and Renewable Energy Solutions

10 May 2024 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM ET | Virtual

UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

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This session will focus on sustainable energy and address the role and impact that technology has in delivering innovative approaches and solutions to address climate change, mitigate its impacts and to support the UNs sustainable development goals, in particular SDG13 (Climate Action) and SDG17 (Global Partnerships).

Sustainable energy is fundamental to achieving SDG13 and underpins progress across multiple dimensions of sustainable development. At the core of SDG13 is the imperative to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Sustainable energy solutions play a pivotal role in enhancing energy access, improving public health, stimulating economic development and fostering resilience to climate-related risks. As the world faces pressing challenges related to climate change, energy access and environmental sustainability, and resulting inequalities, the evolution and the development and adoption of new technologies are critical for accelerating the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

This session will cover what engineers today are working on to address the challenges and risks to energy generation and storage, along with benefits that can be leveraged through the use of technologies such as AI in creating an energy efficient smart infrastructure that meets zero carbon goals. It will also discuss the collaborative opportunities created through standards development and other open consensus-building communities to develop reliable forms of energy for applications such as the development of infrastructure to support electrification and sustainable transport among others.


Rudi Schubert Headshot

Rudi Schubert

Director, New Initiatives
IEEE Standards Association

Mamadou Diong Headshot

Mamadou Diong

Engineering Supervisor
Dominion Energy

Mark Siira Headshot

Mark Siira

Senior Member

Maike Luiken Headshot

Maike Luiken

Chair, IEEE Planet Positive 2030 Initiative


Friday, 10 May 2024

  • 5 MinutesWelcome, Opening Remarks
    Karen Mulberry
  • 10 MinutesModerator – Topic and Speaker Introduction
    Rudi Schubert
  • 10 MinutesTopic: Energy Interconnection, Infrastructure and Future Interoperability
    Mamadou Diong
  • 10 MinutesTopic: Energy Storage and Standards
    Mark Siira
  • 10 MinutesEnergy Systems Transition
    Maike Luiken
  • 25 MinutesPanel Discussion (Prepared Questions) and Q&A
  • 10 MinutesWrap-Up and Closing Statement
    Rudi Schubert

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