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WBA is an accredited NGO observer to the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). As an organization with a mission for bioenergy advocacy at global level, COP climate conferences are an important platform for us. WBA has attended all the COP events since our inception in 2008. A snapshot of our activities at previous COP events are available on our homepage: E.g. COP26, Glasgow – Link
COP27 was held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt during November 6 – 18, 2022.
Side Event (16.11, 16.45 - 18.15 EET)
Together with ISES (International Solar Energy Society), WWEA (World Wind Energy Association) and LDES (Long Duration Energy Storage Council) WBA organized an official side event - Stronger Together: Showcasing Success of Renewable Energy Technologies Working For Energy Transition.
International climate change mitigation requires a transition to renewable energies. Renewables energy technologies support commitments to achieve an equitable transformation to a renewable energy future. This event showcased the strengths of renewables and how they can be deployed faster.
Watch the side event here: Side Event Recording
Exhibit Stand (16.11 and 17.11)
Right infront of the Egypt Pavilion, WBA had an exhibition booth during the 2nd week where we shared the latest developments in technologies, policies, markets and regulations for bioenergy around the world. We met stakeholders working with pellets, biofuels, cooking, agro residues, power generation and heating solutions from around the world. Special emphasis was laid on opportunities for modern biomass in Africa.
WBA Press Conference (17.11, 10.00 EET)
A press conference to present the crucial role of bioenergy in meeting 1.5 degree C target was organized in Room Luxor, COP27. The event was moderated by Bharadwaj Kummamuru (WBA) and included brief presentations about clean cooking by Christian Rakos (WBA) and Marc Reinhard (Fachverband Biogas).
Watch the press conference here: Recording
The WBA delegation had bilateral meetings with numerous organizations including ANADEB (Mali), REN21, Montreal International (Canada), Biofuture campaign, KIS Group (Singapore) etc.