Debate on Energy and Development 2010

Every other year, a committee of YES-DC organizes a debate on energy and development (DEO). Below, the presentations of this year’s debat can be found in the program. The theme was "How can modern energy in developing countries be financed?". The debate has been financially supported by Hivos and NCDO.

There are several downloads available of the day:


1. The summary of the complete day
2. The program of the day (including biographies)
3. The official invitation
4. Background information and the aim of the day
5. Pictures of the event on picasa

CO2-emissions of the event have been compensated by Hivos Klimaatfonds.

Program of the day (Saturday 29 May 2010)

Program DEO2010
9.00 – 9.30 Registration with coffee / tea  
9.30 – 9.35 Opening of DEO Day YES-DC Chair
9.35 – 9.40 Moderator’s opening remarks Paul Hassing
9.40 – 10.10 Keynote Address:
Carbon Financing for Renewable Energy – Beyond the CDM
Durando Ndongsok,
First Climate, Switserland/Cameroon
10.10 – 10.30 Carbon Finance: The potential development impact of Certified Emissions Reduction projects Edwin Dalenoord,
Do-Inc / Ecofys 
10.30 – 10.50 Renewable Energy promotion: the role of Technology Transfer 

Heleen de Coninck

10.50 – 11.10  Questions / Discussion Moderator 
 11.10 – 11.30  Coffee / Tea break  
 11.30 – 12.10 Focus Group Debates Moderated by:
  1: The future of Certified Emission Reductions
How will the CERs markets develop most likely?
What are important developments driving this market?
Jan-Willem Martens
  2: Developing country perspective on the benefits of CERs
Do African countries really benefit from CERs at the moment?
Where are interesting niches?
Durando Ndongsok
  3: Development and Climate Change: clashing goals?
How does climate change (finance) affect economic development?
Edwin Dalenoord
 12.10 – 12.30 Presentation of main outcomes of debates   
 12.30 – 13.30  Networking Lunchbreak  
 13.30 – 13.50 Support to Renewable Energy through Carbon Finance – An NGO approach Harrie Oppenoorth,
 13.50 – 14.10 Innovative way to support Renewable Energy with carbon finance: the Fair Climate Fund Neera van der Geest
ICCO / Fair & Sustainable B.V.
 14.10 – 14.30 Trading Green: The current state of the CER market Jan-Willem Martens
Independent consultant on carbon finance 
 14.30 – 15.00 Questions / Discussion Moderator 
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee / Tea break  
 15.30 – 16.00 Breakaway Sessions: Moderated by:

1: The way forward for CERs
What can we recommend toward the creation / formation of the CER market?

Jan-Willem Martens
  2: The way forward for VERs
How can we improve the way VERs are created, traded, registered?
Neera van der Geest
  3: The way forward for Technology Transfer
How can we utilise the technology transfer opportunities for promotion of renewable energy?
Heleen de Coninck
 16.00 – 16.30 Presentation of findings / Discussion  
 16.30 – 17.00 Summary of the day Moderator 
 17.00 – 18.00  Networking drinks  

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