World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and LEE NRW invite you to join for the 2nd International Community Wind Symposium on 03 November 2017 in Bonn (Germany).
After last year’s 1st International Community Wind symposium with more than 100 experts and practitioners from 20 countries, the event will start with the presentation of the most recent WWEA and LEE NRW study on potentials and challenges for community wind in NRW and Germany. After leaving the grounds of the German case, the discussion will focus on international implications and cases. Speakers from several European countries, from Australia, Japan, Mali, Canada and Chile have already confirmed their attendance.
In the immediate run-up to the COP23 in Bonn in November 2017, numerous international and German experts are expected, amongst them representatives of community projects and associations, politicians, researchers and other relevant community power stakeholders.
For WWEA, community power plays an important role as community and citizen-owned renewable energies offer huge potentials for combating poverty and to improve livelihoods. Therefore WWEA sees it as one of its key tasks to highlight the role of community power in different forums worldwide and to make sure that in the future such models can play their role on a much larger scale.
In case of interest in participation, please send a short message including your name and affiliation to Fabian Tenk firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium opening and welcoming speeches
Of Pioneers, Fill-ins and Acceptance-securers – Comments on the Development of Community Wind
LARS HOLSTENKAMP (Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
Auction’s definition “citizen’s project” – Curse or blessing for German Community Wind entities?
FABIAN TENK (Community Wind Officer, WWEA)
Panel discussion: How practicable is the EEG’s definition „citizen’s project“?
Chair: STEFAN GSÄNGER (Secretary General, WWEA)
Panel Discussion: Perspectives for Community Power in NRW and Germany
Chair: JULIAN SCHÖNBECK (Project Manager, EnergieAgentur.NRW)
What does the future hold for Community Power?
DR. SIMONE PETER (Chairwoman, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen)
Community Power World Trip: Status Quo, Problems, Solutions
Chair: STEPHANIE WECKEND (Programme Officer, IRENA; Germany)
Community Power in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
DR. IBRAHIM TOGOLA (Chairman, Mali Folkecenter)
Community Power within Germany`s Marshall Plan with Africa
DR. TANIA RÖDIGER-VORWERK (Head of section; Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development/ BMZ)
Panel discussion: Community Power in Africa
STEFAN GSÄNGER (Secretary General, WWEA)
End of the Event