Technical Working Group 2: Energy Transition


This theme will focus on energy sector decarbonisation strategies to dramatically increase the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency, including in end use sectors like transport (e.g. renewable powered electric vehicles), while ensuring a just transition, including strategies on coal phase-out.

Members Titles & Affiliations
Ms. Faye Alhersh Technology Specialist in Strategy, MASDAR
Ms. Ada Ámon Senior Advisor Climate & Energy, City of Budapest
Mr. Björn Andresen Professor and Section Head for the Electrical Energy Technology at Aarhus University
Mr. Daniele Agostini Head of Low Carbon and Energy Policies, Enel
Ms. Javiera Aldunate Head of International Relations Office at the Ministry of Energy of Chile
Ms. Safiatou Alzouma Director, Africa Renewable Energy Initiative
Ms. Jaff Epse Bime Marilyn Bongmo Rural Engineer, Ministry of Water Resources and Energy of Cameroon
Mr. Noam Boussidan Lead, Energy & Materials Platform at the World Economic Forum
Mr. Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao PhD Student, Cornell University
Mr. Sören Dengg Head of Division, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Ms. Gabriela Prata Dias Head, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Ms. Tasneem Essop Executive Director, Climate Action Network
Ms. Judith Franco President, Argentinian Association of Renewable Energy and the Environment
Ms. Monica Gullberg Representative, Climate Investment Platform
Mr. Qin Haiyan President, Chinese Wind Energy Association
Ms. Lucy Heintz Partner, Actis
Ms. Ditte Juul Jørgensen Director-General, DG Energy, EU Commission
Mr. Vladislav Kaim Member of the UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Ms. Ngụy Thị Khanh Executive Director, Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) in Vietnam
Mr. Ken Koyama Senior Managing Director, IEEJ
Ms. Amélie Lougsami Climate and Energy Policy Officer, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
Ms. Madalena Callé Lucas Senior Sustainability Advisor, EDP -Energias De Portugal SA
Mr. Grammenos Mastrojeni Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean - Energy and Climate Action Division
Ms. Wanjira Mathai Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, WRI Africa
Ms. Laura Martín Murillo Director, Just Transition Institute, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu Lead Climate Change Specialist, Ministry of Environment of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Mr. Ricardo Ranieri Bernain Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mr. Pablo Salas Co-Lead, Economics of Energy Innovation and Systems Transition Project
Mr. Youba Sokona Vice Chair, IPCC/The South Centre
Mr. Robert Stoner Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative
Mr. Frank Qiankun Wang Executive Director of North America Office, GEIDCO
Ms. Sheila Watson Director of Environment and Research, FiA Foundation
Mr. Ali Zerouali Director of International Coorporation & Development, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy

Note: In addition to the Members listed below, the technical focal points of UN-Energy organisations will by default participate in any of the Technical Working Groups, as and where relevant.

May 2021

Final Meeting of TWG2

The final meeting of the Group featured a concluding discussion on the draft report. READ MORE


April 2021

Second Meeting of TWG2

The second meeting of the Group served to review the draft report in an interactive setting. READ MORE


March 2021

Annotated Outline of Thematic Report

The Co-Leads drafted an annotated outline for the Report of the TWG which has been shared with the Members of the Group for their review. READ MORE


February 2021

Secretariat Summary of the First Meeting

The meeting focused its discussion on a wide range of important issues relevant for reaching SDG 7 and the Paris Agreement. Overall attention from TWG members was focused on how to turn urgency into action. READ MORE


Concept Note

The Co-Leads drafted a concept note for the work of the TWG which has been shared with the Members of the Group for their review. READ MORE