ICE at COP
‘Just Climate Energy’
Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) for Energy Transition
In Canada, over the past decade and a half, Indigenous communities have proactively developed numerous clean energy projects—wind, hydro, biomass, and solar—as a means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and drive sustainable community prosperity.
The impactful nature of such Indigenous leadership in Canada cannot be overstated. Through community ownership, and reflecting Indigenous rights and cultures, clean energy projects have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—generating a diverse array of social, ecological and economic outcomes. Adopting an inclusionary approach of Indigenous clean energy leadership within the COP and UN processes has substantive merit.
COP26 took place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021, bringing together 120 world leaders and over 40,000 registered participants aiming to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
To ICE, participating at the Conference of the Parties meant a great opportunity to highlight community-led renewable energy microgrids (REMs) as a core component to a net-zero future.
Below is a recap of Indigenous Clean Energy’s activity at COP26. To learn more about it, please keep reading.