ICE at COP26

‘Just Climate Energy’

Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) for Energy Transition

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Hybrid session that will allow for inclusive global participation

 

Connected Sessions

The COP 26 Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) for Energy Transition sessions will be focused on strengthening global networking to accelerate energy transition through Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) in Indigenous communities through an all-encompassing approach.

COP26 offers great opportunities for connection through different circles of conversation. To make effective and sustainable change, we need to connect leadership from different dimensions and fuse together a pathway for action.

Session Outcomes:
What participants can expect from this sessions: 1) Hear Indigenous clean energy voices and perspectives at the forefront of global climate action; 2) Interact with the global state of community-centered REMs as a part of climate solutions and how they can be financed; 3) Collaborate on an action plan for REMs to reduce energy poverty and replace reliance on fossil fuels

For further programmatic details please email: fcampbell@indigenouscleanenergy.com

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Indigenous Clean Energy and UNDRIP

International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change

November 3 2021, 8:45-9:45AM EDT | 12:45-13:45 GMT

There are thousands of Indigenous led and partnered clean energy projects that have been done by and for community on Turtle Island – Canada. This has been possible due to opportunities for local capacity and skill development and adaption of funding streams, utility regulations and legislations and policies. Through storytelling and open dialogue the “Indigenous Clean Energy and UNDRIP “session will exemplify how this just clean energy transition has occurred and continues to develop in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

 

Community REMs in Action

Green Zone Program

November 4 2021, 7:30-9:00AM EDT | 11:30-13:00 GMT

Session Goal: This Green Zone session will be inclusive of civil society, community leadership and ensure a people’s agenda is brought to REMs allowing for local capacity and empowerment. The session shall profile how Indigenous REMs can integrate and advance The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), put forth by the United Nations notably SDG 13, Climate Action and SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy, as well as those SDGs related to the conservation and restoration of nature. All forms of leadership (community, governance, policy, utility, business) are needed to build just, sustainable energy futures and thus, the following session description reflects that. 

 

Cultural Welcome (5 minutes) Indigenous Elder and Opening Remarks – Leona Humchitt

Profiling Global REMs Projects (10 minutes) Opening video from 2 Indigenous and/or Community REMs profiles

  • Arctic REM – Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation
  •  Indigenous REM – AJ Esquega,

    Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation, Ontario

Community REMs Leadership (5 minutes)

Eryn Stewart, Managing Director Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) – Opening presentation.

Interactive Dialogue on REMs, Country Projects and Strategies (45 minutes)

Interactive discussion with session participants and speakers seeking to promote community leadership on accelerating and scaling REMs globally.

 

Dialogue Debrief and Sharing (15 minutes)

Panel will each share key themes, challenges, examples derived from the dialogs and highlight some opportunities moving forward.

REMs and the Three Island Energy (10 minutes)

ICE is approaching the sessions at COP26 as a step to building a global dialogue through Three Island Energy communities to inspire action. Ambika Opal, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) will share insights from global community REM projects gained from research and dialogues. Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell, will share different opportunities and available through the Three Island Energy (TIE) initiative, the TIE exchange and upcoming events.

Cultural Closing (5 minutes) Indigenous Elder Closes Session

 

Global REMs Strategy

UNFCCC, Blue Zone

November 4 2021, 12:45-2:00PM EDT | 16:45-18:00 GMT

Session Goal: This session will be featured in the Blue Zone and will focus on climate finance, policy mechanisms, utility regulations and national and sub-national strategies for Indigenous and/or community led and partnered renewable energy microgrids (REMs). The session embodies the concept of ‘Just Climate Energy’ which represents a climate protective clean energy future that also respects the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Cultural Welcome (5 minutes) Indigenous Elder and Opening Remarks – Leona Humchitt

Profiling Global REMs Projects (10 minutes) Opening video from 3 Indigenous and/or Community REMs profiles

  • Arctic REM – Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation
  • Island & European REM – Søren Hermansen, Samsø Energy Academy, Denmark
  • Community REMs – Ambika Opal, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy Research at the University of Waterloo

Scaling-Up Global REMs (5 minutes)

Eryn Stewart, Managing Director Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) – Opening presentation.

Leadership Drivers for Change (20 minutes)

  • Scottish Minister for Just Transition, Minister Richard Lochhead
  • The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minster of Natural Resources Canada;

 

  • IRENA’s Francesco La Camera;
  • Nathalie Daoust, Director of Government Relations and CEC Council Secretary
  • Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Paul Prosper

Interactive Dialogue on REMs, Country Projects and Strategies (35 minutes)

To promote interaction, problem solving and strategy creation for community REMs worldwide, this session will promote active dialogue.

REMs and the Three Island Energy (TIE) Initiative (10 minutes)

Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell, will illustrate ICE’s approach to the sessions at COP26 as a step to building a global dialogue through Three Island Energy communities to inspire action.

Cultural Closing (5 minutes) Indigenous Elder Closes Session