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Dialogue for Climate Action

This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.

Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will be moderating the "From Paris to Vienna: Policy, Industry and Dialogue" session on Tuesday May 24, from 9:30-11:00 and participating in the "Translating Principles for Dialogue into Action" session on Wednesday May 25, from 17:30-18:15.

Kandeh Yumkella Wins African Utility Week Power Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

The third edition of the African Utility Week Power Industry Awards took place on Wednesday 18 May 2016 during the 16th annual African Utility Week, in Cape Town, South Africa. These awards bring together 700 of Africa’s most renowned power and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa.

Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank

The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting is held annually in May, in one of the Bank’s 28 member countries. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institution’s Governors’ and sector leaders. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, central banks, private banks and media etc. also attend.

Climate Leadership Gala 2016

Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and CEO for Sustainable Energy for All, received the Women and the Green Economy (WAGE®) Leadership Award. As the World Bank Group’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel was pivotal to the success of the Paris Climate Agreement by bringing awareness to the urgency and necessity to move forward with a meaningful framework. In her new role, she is focused on affordable, reliable and sustainable energy as the key to combating both poverty and climate change.
 

IFC's Annual Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA

The 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference is taking place on 10-11 May 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC during EM PE Week in DC 9-12 May 2016. Join 800+ professionals, including 300 LPs, from more than 60 countries at emerging markets private equity's flagship event.

Once the gathering of a handful of industry pioneers, the Global Private Equity Conference was founded out of the need for a forum where the data could be analyzed, lessons learned could be shared and ideas could be openly debated.

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2016

Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) is an invitation-only opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of advancing the productivity and profitability of energy efficiency.

EE Global will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from May 11th through the 12th, 2016.

Rachel Kyte Joins Energy Transitions Commission

(Washington, DC) – Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), announced today at the Climate Action 2016 Summit that she will be joining the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) as the newest of the group’s distinguished Commissioners.

As part of the ETC, she will join more than 25 leaders from across the energy sector who are collaborating to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon energy systems that help us achieve the commitment of the Paris Agreement while enabling robust economic development.