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Since the Summit

Since the OpenAccess Energy Summit and the subsequent publishing of the OpenAccess Energy Blueprint, WGSI has engaged in a series of impact activities aimed at making the recommendations made in the OpenAccess Energy Blueprint a reality.

OPENACCESS ENERGY BLUEPRINT RELEASE

The OpenAccess Energy Blueprint was released on April 27, 2017. 


OPENACCESS ENERGY CONTRIBUTORS LEAD CALL FOR ENERGY EQUITY

Contributors to the OpenAccess Energy Summit led a call for the UN's SE4ALL to make energy equity core to its mandate. Read their petition which garnered signatures from 262 individuals and 67 organizations representing 55 countries.

 


COP22

WGSI, supported by the University of Waterloo and in partnership with The Rockies Institute (TRI) presented an official side event at COP22 on November 16, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. ThE session explored creative alliances between Indigenous and non-Indigenous actors that establish trust and build climate resilience in Canadian & global South Indigenous communities. WGSI's also prepared a brief for COP22 with recommendations for global action on energy access, grounded in examples from remote and Indigenous communities in Canada.

     


SECOND ACCESS TO ENERGY JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP

WGSI financially supported Discourse Media's Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship, a project aimed at producing critical, deep reporting on global energy poverty, for a second time. The reporting is featured on Discourse's Power Struggle platform.

 

 


AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR HUMANITY INNOVATION LAB

WGSI supported Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H) and partners Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, in hosting an “innovation lab” in Potsdam, Germany to scope new research areas for global energy access. The event featured working sessions on a diverse set of themes from policy to technology and capacity-building. It brought together 53 innovators from 31 institutions in 16 countries.