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renewables2004 
Bonn, Germany, 1- 4 June, 2004


HIGHLIGHTS: Friday, 4 June


Today at the International Conference on Renewable Energy, Ministerial Panels discussed energy services and the Millennium Development Goals, and the contribution of renewable energy in meeting the climate challenge. During the closing session, Mohamed El-Ashry, Conference Facilitator, presented the conference outcomes, including the International Action Programme and political declaration. Closing addresses were given by renewables2004 Co-chairs Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Jürgen Trittin.

 



Co-chairs Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Jürgen Trittin congratulate each other at the closing of renewables2004.

 


 
MINISTERIAL PANELS        


(Above photo, left to right) Energy Services and the Millennium Development Goals - the Role of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency ministerial panel members: Nemat Shafik; Eduardo Mañalac; Phillp Paulwell; Co-chairs Lula Xingwana and
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul; Hassan Ahmed Younes; and Shoij Nishimoto.

Nemat Shafik of the World Bank Group gave the keynote speech of the morning's first ministerial panel.


Mauritius provided a voice for Small Island Developing States.

 

Panel 1: Energy services and the Millennium Development Goals – The role of renewable energies and energy efficiency

Listen to:

Keynote:

Nemat Shafik, Vice President Infrastructure, The World Bank Group.

Panelists:

Hassan Ahmed Younes, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Egypt

Phillip Paulwell, Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, Egypt.

Shoij Nishimoto, Assistant Administrator and Director

Eduardo Mañalac, Undersecretary, Department of Energy, Philippines.




Panelist Eduardo Mañalac, Undersecretary, Department of Energy, Philippines.


Japan said energy efficiency is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


(Above photo, left to right) Panelists for the "contribution of renewable energies in meeting the climate challenge": Peter Sedgwick; Jose Ma Lorenzo Tan; Margaret Beckett; panel Co-chairs Jürgen Trittin and Hilmi Güler; Patrick Devedjian; Claude Mandil; Tomita Takashi; and Joke Waller-Hunter.


Ms Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, United Kingdom.

 

Panel 2: The contribution of renewable energies in meeting the climate challenge

Listen to:

Joke Waller-Hunter, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC.

Tomita Takashi, CEO, Sharp Solar.

Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, United Kingdom.

Patrick Devedjian, Minister of Industry, France. 


Ms Joke Waller-Hunter, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC.


Patrick Devedjian, Minister of Industry, France

 


Jürgen Trittin and Hilmi Güler co-chaired this ministerial panel.


Tomita Takashi, CEO, Sharp Solar


PLENARY

Ms Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

 

Closing Session
Listen to:

Jürgen Trittin, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Mohamed El-Ashry, presented the conference outcomes, including the Policy REcommendations, International Action Programme and political declaration.  


Jürgen Trittin, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany.



Mohamed El-Ashry gives
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul a congratulatory hug at the close of the conference.

 


At the closing, Uganda thanked the German government and all organizers.


Mohamed El-Ashry, Conference Facilitator, presented the conference outcomes, including the International Action Programme and political declaration.

 

Above photos: panorama of the conference room, showing participants giving a standing ovation the closing of renewables2004.


AROUND THE CONFERENCE CENTRE


Uwe Mades, Project Advisor, E7 Network of Expertise for the Global Environment, ready to answer questions at the E7 exhibit.


Judit Szoleczky, International Network for Sustainable Energy, at the Germany NGO and CURES exhibit.

(Above photos) Greenpeace youth protesting during the rainy last day of renewables2004. Each youth wrote a statement of disappointment at the conference outcomes.


 

 

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