‘Just Climate Energy’ – Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Energy Transition

This COP26 Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Just Energy Transition session is focused on strengthening global networking to accelerate energy transition through Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) in Indigenous communities through an all-encompassing approach. The session will be inclusive of civil society and community leadership to exemplify how a people’s agenda can be brought to REMs allowing for local capacity and empowerment. All forms of leadership (community, governance, policy, utility, business) are needed to build just, sustainable energy futures and thus, this session will reflect that.

The session shall profile how Indigenous REM’s can integrate and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), put forth by the United Nations notably SDG 13, Climate Action and SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy, as well as those SDGs related to the conservation and restoration of Nature. The session embodies the concept of ‘Just Climate Energy’ which represents a climate protective clean energy future that also respects the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.