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Salzburg Global Vice President takes part in Vienna Energy Forum 2017

Vice President and Chief Program Officer Clare Shine moderates 'Women for Sustainable Energy' events

Vice President and Chief Program Officer Clare Shine

Oscar Tollast | 11.05.2017

Salzburg Global Vice President and Chief Program Officer Clare Shine has been chosen to moderate two networking events at the Vienna Energy Forum 2017.

Clare was selected to take part in networking events on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 on ‘Women for Sustainable Energy.’ The purpose of these events is to connect people and provide a platform for knowledge sharing and exchange.

The Vienna Energy Forum 2017 is bringing together more than 1,600 participants, including heads of state, ministers, energy experts, and representatives from the private sector.

The forum, taking place for the fifth time, plans to contribute toward the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

The networking events Clare is moderator for will raise awareness of the potential of sustainable energy for women’s empowerment. It will also cast a spotlight on women leaders in the energy sector, giving insights into the range of career paths and initiatives available which identify women’s empowerment in the clean energy sector.

During Thursday's event, speakers included H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma, CEO of Abze Solar and Ambassador for Renewable Energy in Burkina Faso. Clare was also joined by Irene Giner-Reichl, President of Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GFSE) and Austrian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia.

The events will also promote sustainable energy approaches which have a substantial impact on gender equality and highlight the influence of women who are making the energy sector more sustainable.

Both networking events are being hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). They are also supported by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA).

Clare is being joined at this year's forum by Salzburg Global's European Development Director Ian Brown.

The forum has been organized by UNIDO, the Government of Austria, IIASA, and SEforALL. It is taking place at the Hofburg Palace.

Speakers are expected to highlight the crucial links between energy, climate, and development, as well as the synergies among the SDGs.

For more information, please visit https://www.viennaenergyforum.org

Oscar Tollast