From Fossils to Sustainable Future: Towards 100% Renewable and Just Energy Transition

Dubai: WWF Nepal along with Ministry of Forests and Environment Nepal and Digo Bikash Institute have organized a session, “From fossils to sustainable future: towards 100% renewable and just energy transition.” at the Nepal Pavillion at COP 28. The session was centered around the exchange of knowledge and experience on Renewable Energy (RE) Efforts and the exploration of its potential for Just Energy Transition (JET).

The session included a panel discussion on the acceleration of renewable energy transition,
country level efforts towards achieving 100% RE, challenges and opportunities in the
community owned decentralized energy system and enhancing the North – South cooperation
for JET. The panelists included Corinne Kowalski, Policy Advisor, WWF Germany, Raju
Chhetri, Executive Director, Prakriti Resources Centre, Arati Poudel, Senior Research
Officer, Digo Bikash Institute, Pham Thi Cam Nhung, Climate and Energy Practice Lead,
WWF Viet Nam and Yonah Turiyano, Coordinator- Energy, Climate and Extractives
Programme in WWF Uganda Uganda. It was facilitated by Ms. Arati Khadgi, Head of
Climate and Energy, WWF Nepal.

“Nepal has a huge potential to generate clean and renewable energy, and transition from the
fossil fuel usage towards 100% RE. But this requires clear and coherent policies and plans,
their implementation, increased investments, and collaboration and partnership among
different stakeholders. Nepal also needs to focus on increasing the share of non-hydro
renewables in its energy-mix to make the energy system more resilient and sustainable.” said
Mr. Nabin Raj Singh, Joint Secretary, MoEWRI who chaired the session.

COP28 Side event on Reporting Nepal’s Mitigation Efforts: Road to Net-Zero Emission