Ahead of the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, businesses across the world have pledged  to achieve net zero emissions as part of the UN Race to Zero Campaign. Sourcing renewable energy  is a vital step for businesses to reduce their emissions. Renewables can also provide businesses with  cheaper and more reliable energy if the right policy frameworks are in place. In a private setting,  this workshop will allow businesses to learn about options for corporate renewable energy sourcing.  Business leaders from Central and Eastern Europe will provide first-hand experience on how to set  and implement climate and renewable energy targets and how membership of business initiatives  which are part of the UN Race to Zero Campaign helps them reach their goals.  

When:  Wednesday, 20 October 2021,

What time: 14:00-16:00 CET,

Where: Zoom 

The workshop will bring together businesses, renewable energy associations and experts from the  Visegrad countries, Bulgaria and Romania. It is organised by the Visegrad+ for Renewable Energy  Platform, a coalition of renewable energy associations and think tanks from the Visegrad countries  and Austria, and financed by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.  

Please register here until 18 October 2021. You will be provided with a Zoom link before the workshop.

14:00 - 14:10 


Rebekka Popp, Policy Advisor, E3G

14:10 - 14:15 

Welcome on behalf of the UK COP26  Presidency

David Moran, COP26 Regional  

Ambassador for Europe

14:15 - 14:25 

Keynote: “The role of businesses in driving  climate action”

Fiona Macklin, Race to Zero Campaign  Coordinator, UNFCCC Climate Champions

14:25 - 15:00 

Presentation and Q&A: “Options for  corporate renewable energy sourcing”

Hannah Hunt, Impact Director, RE-Source  Platform

15:00 - 15:50 

Presentations and discussion: Business  leaders showcase how to set and implement  climate and renewable energy targets

Business representatives from the  Visegrad countries, Bulgaria and Romania

15:50 - 16:00 

Wrap-up and outlook 

Rebekka Popp, Policy Advisor, E3G