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renewables2004 
Bonn, Germany, 1- 4 June, 2004


HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday, 3 June


The Ministerial segment of renewables 2004 began on Thursday. In the afternoon, Ministerial Roundtables addressed: policies for renewable energy market development; financing options; and strengthening capacities, research and technology development, and institutions. In the evening, delegates discussed the conference outcomes. Throughout the day, numerous side events took place.

 



Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Jürgen Trittin welcome German Chancellor Gerhard Schöder to renewables2004.

 


 


Above photos: a group of dancers and musicians opened the Plenary sessions today.


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


Peter Woicke, Managing director, World Bank, and Executive Vice President, IFC.

 

PLENARY SESSION

Opening and Keynotes
Listen to:

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

Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Klaus Töpfer, UN Under-Secretary General, Executive Director, UNEP.

Hama Amadou, Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger

Peter Woicke, Managing Director, World Bank, and Executive Vice President, International Finance Corporation.

Margot Wallström, European Commissioner for the Environment

José António Ocampo, UN Under-Secretary General, UNDESA.

Hermann Scheer, Chair, International Parliamentary Forum (IPF).


Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.



Hama Amadou, Prime Minster of the Republic of Niger

 


Klaus Töpfer, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director.

 

Hermann Scheer, Chair, International Parliamentary Forum (IPF).


José Antonio Ocampo, UN Under-Secretary General, UNDESA.



Opening and Keynotes Plenary session panel members left to right (front row ): Mohammed Al-Ashrey, Margarita Wolf, Jürgen Trittin, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Michael Hoffman.


ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

Financing Options for Renewable Energy

(Above left photo) Financing Options for Renewable Energy panel members (left to right: Eminent Expert: Marianne Haug, Director, Energy Efficiency, Technology and R&D, International Energy Agency; Janez Kopac, Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Slovenia; Alan Ganoo: Minister of Public Utilities, Mauritius; Enrique Iglesias, President, Inter-American Development Bank. (Above right photo) Participants of the Financing Options Roundtable.

Discussion of Conference Outcomes

Panelists of the Plenary session, from left to right: Christopher Flavin; Serge Lepeltier; Simone Probst; Svend Sigaard.

Strengthening Capacities, Research and Technology Development, Institutions.


Participants listening to David Garman highlight that the US is the world's leading producer and consumer of renewable energy, and outline his country’s efforts to advance renewable energy in the developing world.


David Garman,Acting Under-Secretary, US Department of Energy.



SIDE EVENTS:
Renewables, Energy Policy and Climate Targets

Joaquin Nieto, Trade Union Confederation of CCOO, outlined the role of trade unions in supporting renewable energy in Spain.
 

Participants at the Renewables, Energy Policy and Climate Targets side event.


Jeremy Eppel, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Increasing the Global Uptake of Renewable and Energy- efficient
Technologies

This side event focused on the work of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).


Marianne Moscoso-Osterkorn, the newly-appointed Director of REEEP's International Secretariat, and John Roberts, Chair of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy.



AROUND THE CONFERENCE CENTRE


Christoph Sutter, Leslie Paas and Fiona Koza working on the daily Renewables2004 Bulletin, IISD.


Bonizella Biagini (Italy), ready to answer questions at the Global Environment Fund (GEF) exhibit .



In the afternoon, Greenpeace youth staged and event in front of the main doors of Bonn's International Conference Center in order to stress the importance of international policy and commitments for the implementation of renewable energies.


Jürgen Trittin and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul pressed their hands into the Greenpeace youth sun to symbolize their Germany's commitment to move "full speed ahead for renewable energy".

Above photo, left to right: Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Co-chair of renewables2004; Gerhard Schöder, Chancellor of Germany; and Jürgen Trittin Co-chair of renewables2004.


Throughout the afternoon, the Greenpeace youth sun gathered country commitments to move ahead with renewable energy programmes.



 

 

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