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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform, taking place at Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn.

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The Executive Committee of Global 100% RE is pleased to invite you to attend the launch event of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform, taking place at Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn, Germany, on 8 May 2017. 

Over the course of the last couple of years the Global 100% RE Campaign has succeeded in creating a global movement for 100% Renewable Energy focusing on inclusive bottom-up processes and uniting very big, worldwide networks in the field. 

After years of functioning successfully as a network, the campaign will become a legal entity in the form of The Global 100% RE Platform. This will be a pivotal moment for accelerating the campaign's outreach and operability, as well as demonstrating our commitment to making Global 100% RE a reality. 

In addition to the official ceremony, participating organizations will present actual solutions and strategies for achieving Global 100% RE.

We are excited to announce that the event will feature video contributions by some of the world's leading renewable energy advocates: 


- Bill McKibben, Co-founder of 350.org

- Michael Brune, Executive Director of Sierra Club

- Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan

- Dipal C. Barua, Founder of Grameen Shakti

- David Suzuki, Journalist


Leading international experts in the field will provide the basis for fruitful discussion Speakers include:  

- Lasse Bruun, Head of Global Campaign Coordination, CAN International

- Joanna Costello, Deputy Executive Secretary, ISES

- Jose Etcheverry, Co-Chair Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University

- Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, WWEA

- Jodie van Horn, Director Ready for 100 Campaign, Sierra Club 

- Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director, ISEP

- Harry Lehmann, General Director, UBA  

- Anna Leidreiter, Senior Policy Officer, WFC 

- Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21 

- Ana Marques, Senior Officer, ICLEI

- Nick Nuttall, Director Communications and Outreach, UNFCCC

- Stefan Schurig, Director Climate Energy, WFC 

- Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Coordinator „Smart Cities", Fraunhofer ISE

- Ibrahim Togola, President and Co-founder, Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa Group (tbc)

- Mathias Willenbacher, Entrepreneur and Founder of 100% EE Foundation  

- Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI


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