ALL IN FOR 1.5°: Accelerating technologies and gender equality in renewable energy


Please note that participation in this event is only possible for individuals possessing a valid COP28 Blue Zone accreditation. Attendees must present their accreditation upon entry at the COP28 venue to gain access to the event premises.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Fast-tracking the energy transition by tripling the deployment of renewable power generation and doubling energy efficiency — this is the ambitious yet achievable goal, proclaimed by the COP28 Presidency, IRENA and GRA as a pathway to significantly reduce greenhouse emissions and still reach 1.5 degrees by 2030. This not only calls for a massive upscale in renewable deployment, but also the further development of already existing renewable energy technologies and an increase of the renewable energy talent pool.

It is in our hands: How do we upscale and further improve the existing renewable energy technologies? What is needed on an institutional and financial level to reach the goal of tripling renewables? What are the implications regarding trained personnel and energy sector workforce? How can we combine RE technologies? Looking at these questions we are being confronted with at this pivotal moment for the energy transition, it becomes clear that we need a holistic approach: Both in terms of technologies and in terms of representation and decision making. This event seeks to highlight the existing technologies, which are a core ingredient in the quest for 1.5° degrees, and the needs of the different sectors in terms of workforce and institutional support.



18:30 – 18:35

Introduction of the event and welcome

18:35 – 18:50

Welcoming remarks

18:50 – 20:00

Panel Discussion:  All in for the 1.5° Goal – accelerating technologies and gender equality in renewable energy

20:00 – 21:00

Networking reception



Moderator: Dr Falk Bömeke, Head of Division General Issues of Bilateral Climate and Energy Cooperation; Cooperation with North America, East Asia, Oceania and Turkey, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Co-Moderator: Ellen von Zitzewitz, Deputy Head Division General issues of bilateral climate and energy cooperation, cooperation in North America, East Asia, Oceania, Turkey and Mena, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Welcoming remarks

  • Stefan Wenzel, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate
    Action (BMWK)
  • Andrew Light, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Energy
  • Dr Simone Peter, President, German Renewable Energy Federation BEE


  • Dr Rashi Gupta, Founder & Managing Director, Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd
  • Lucretia Löscher, COO, thyssenkrupp Uhde (tbc)
  • Winnie Huynh, Founder & CEO, Green Solutions Group
  • Catherine Irura, Managing Director, SOWITEC Kenya
  • Maria Theresa (Tetchi) Cruz Capellan, Secretary-General, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

For organisational reasons we ask you to register until 6 December 2023.

Thank you!


This event is part of the "Women Energize Women" (#womenenergize) campaign, a communication initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) within the scope of BMWK’s global project Bilateral Energy Partnerships and Dialogues. This COP28 event is organized in cooperation with The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).


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