YIES21 EVENTS

3 half day events focused on the key energy and sustainability topics impacting global youth communities

DIGITAL EVENT:
RENEWABLES

Day 1: tbc October 2021

The future of energy is renewable. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement of 2015 and limit warming to 1.5ºC, global greenhouse gas emissions must be cut to net-zero by 2050, meaning that fossil fuels must remain in the ground. A transition to renewable and alternative energy is required across all economic sectors to limit our dependence on oil, coal and gas, and pave the way towards a low-carbon world.

Networking

DIGITAL EVENT:
GLOBAL ENERGY ACCESS

Day 2: tbc October 2021

Sustainable Development Goal 7 is one of the UN’s Global Goals to “ensure access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all by 2030” including universal access to electricity. Sadly 789 million people globally (1 out of 10) still do not have access to electricity to power their homes and supply everyday needs. The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for energy infrastructure to raise standards of living and well-being. Therefore, we must take action and find worldwide energy access solutions.

Women Holding Hands

IN PERSON EVENT:
DECARBONISING INDUSTRY

Day 3: tbc November 2021

We recognise the huge role that private industry has to play in reaching net-zero targets by 2050. Specifically, we believe that intergenerational collaboration between young energy leaders and the industries they will be entering into will be vital in addressing some of the challenges that face carbon-intensive sectors on the path to decarbonisation. This is why our event aims to create a space that fosters collaboration, innovation and discussion between these two key stakeholders in achieving net-zero.

Networking