ERG Annual Lecture Returns in 2022: Damilola Ogunbiyi Speaks on Driving an Equitable Energy Transition
After going on hiatus for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ERG Annual Lecture on Energy and the Environment returned as a fully in-person event this year, with Damilola Ogunbiyi speaking at Sibley Auditorium about how to drive a more just and equitable global energy transition. Looking ahead to COP27, she argued that we must prioritize a rapid, inclusive, and well-funded transition to clean energy which leaves no one behind, showcasing Nigeria’s commitment to achieving energy access by 2030 and net-zero by 2060 as a case study. Damilola Ogunbiyi has also been featured in a recent episode of Berkeley Talks. You can listen to the full podcast at this link. In case you missed the live lecture (or would like to revisit it), the recording can be found at this link, or embedded below. ABOUT DAMILOLA OGUNBIYI Damilola Ogunbiyi is the CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. She is also a Commissioner for the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty and the Co-Chair of the COP26 Energy Transition Council. She is a global leader for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for access to reliable, affordable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. SRSG Ogunbiyi is the Co-Chair of the COP26 Energy Transition Council aimed at driving action to accelerate the shift to clean energy ahead of COP26 and to unite leaders in the power sector across politics, finance and technology to speed up the transition from coal to clean renewable energy in developing countries.