Join us at COP28 in Dubai, UAE from 1-12 December 2023 at the SDG7 Global South Pavilion and around Expo City

For the third year in a row, GEAPP will co-host the SDG7 Global South Pavilion in the Blue Zone with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and our Alliance partners. This promises to once again be the main hub at COP for discussing and showcasing how to unite global efforts on energy, climate and development. It will be an important place to bring together the GEAPP alliance of communities, development finance, governments, private sector and many more.

We will be showcasing progress made towards the ambitious goals we set out to achieve at COP26 with the launch of our second Powering People and Planet Report. This takes an evidence-based view to GEAPP’s work and shows how we continue to refine and direct our activities with a focus on eight countries: Brazil, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Vietnam.

We’ll also be diving into two areas, which our detailed fieldwork has shown will make the biggest impact on the green energy transition:

  • Accelerating Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) – fast-tracking the adoption of renewable energy solutions that can be applied across multiple markets, catalyzing a global shift towards sustainable power sources.
  • Deploying Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – energy storage is the key to unlocking the full potential of renewables and by investing in BESS, we’re creating a more reliable and efficient energy ecosystem.

Underpinning all this, is our #LetsChangeEnergy campaign. We can’t wait to hear your stories of concrete actions already underway, to supercharge the green energy transition in Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean.

Signature Moments


    Main Stage, WCAS Theatre, Meeting Room 7 | 1 December 2023 | 15:30-16:30


    SDG7 Pavilion | 2 December 2023 | 16:00 - 17:00


    SDG7 Pavilion | 5 December 2023 | Invite only

The future is closer than you think

A future powered by renewable energy isn’t distant, it’s here, and it’s being led by communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Today, it's a vibrant reality that's transforming the way we power our lives and livelihoods. The refreshed #LetsChangeEnergy campaign will continue at COP28 where it will be showcased at the SDG7 Global South Pavilion. It’s time to accelerate a renewable energy movement that powers progress for people and planet.

1 December

  • 9:00-10:00 | Advancing People-Positive Energy Transition in India & the World | SDG7 Pavilion
  • 14:30 – 15:30 | Unleashing renewables at scale to bolster energy system resilience in the Caribbean | SDG7 Pavilion

2 December

  • 9:30 – 10:00 | Launch of the Battery Energy Storage System Consortium | Press Conference Room 2 Zone B6 – Building 77
  • 10:00 – 11:15 | Re-energizing efforts to achieve universal access in Latin America and the Caribbean | Global Renewables Hub (GF)

5 December

  • 11: 30 – 12:30 | GeCCo launch: Electrifying Cooking: A just journey towards Net-Zero | Al Waha Theatre |  Learn more
  • 14:45 – 15:45 | Just Energy Transition Investment Planning in Developing Countries | SDG7 Pavilion

6 December

  • 17:30 – 18:30 | Achieving an Equitable and Just Transition to Renewable Energy | IRENA Global Renewables Hub, Side Event Room – 1st floor

8 December

  • 9:00 – 10:00 | Climate of Emotions: Navigating a Sustainable Energy Future | SDG7 Pavilion |  Register here

Related Links

  • SDG7 Global South Pavilion at COP28

    Check out all our events at the SDG7 Global South Pavilion from 30 November to 12 December 2023

  • Powering People and Planet 2022

    GEAPP’s first impact report focuses on robust impact methodology and updates on our 2022 country programs

  • Find us at COP28

    Download the map to easily find our events all over the Blue Zone

COP28 Delegation

  • Simon Harford

    CEO, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)

  • Joseph Nganga

    Vice President, Africa

  • Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

    Vice President for the Americas and Chief Partnerships Officer, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)

  • Kitty Bu

    Vice President, Asia ex-India

  • Saurabh Kumar

    Vice President, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in India

  • Elizabeth Small

    Chief Legal Officer and Head of ESG

  • Ravi Venkatesan

    Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Board Chair

  • Isabel Beltran Villavicencio

    Managing Director, Latin America & the Caribbean

  • Naomi Wagura

    Director, Solution Led Countries, Africa

  • Eric Wanless

    Head, Solutions

  • Eric Gay

    Managing Director, Communications and Advocacy

  • Vaishali Mishra

    Director, Communications and Advocacy, Asia

  • Kasia Krol

    Manager, Communications & Digital Strategy