The event will feature speakers from WRI’s Scaling Up Solar and Energy Access teams, the International Solar Alliance and other high-level solar/storage and investment experts. It will:

  1. Highlight the urgency and opportunities for rapidly scaling up investment in solar and storage technologies to mitigate climate change and advance universal energy access
  2. Identify specific actions needed to overcome barriers and scale up investment for solar and storage, drawing on the findings of the Solar Investment Roadmap being launched at COP27 by WRI, the International Solar Alliance and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  3. Highlight the importance of energy data, analytics and tracking to prioritize areas for off-grid solar interventions

Livestream of the event will be available at this link: 


  • Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, WRI


  • Joshua Wycliffe, Chief of Operations, International Solar Alliance


  • Jem Porcaro, Head of Energy Access, SEforAll
  • Akansha Saklani, Manager, Energy, WRI
  • Dan Delurey, Senior Advisor, Long Duration Energy Storage Council
  • Luiza Demoro, Head of Energy Transitions, BloombergNEF
  • Diala Hawila, Programme Officer, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, IRENA


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