Transforming the Energy Supply of Small Island Developing States and Other Coastal Communities: Side Event May 14th at 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM United Nations, Conference Room 12

Transforming the Energy Supply of Small Island Developing States and Other Coastal Communities with Utility-Level Electrical Power Generation from Ocean Waves - A Sustainable Development Innovation Multi-Stakeholder Partnership

A Side Event during the 4th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
The 2019 STI Forum – May 14th, 2019
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

United Nations, Conference Room 12 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes multi-stakeholder partnerships as important vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies, and financial resources to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, particularly developing countries.  Faced with the clear and present threat of climate change, concrete, realistic, and endurable partnerships are needed now to mitigate this pressing challenge.

Speakers will introduce The Partnership for Offshore Ocean Wave Power. Its goal is to identify the correct stakeholders, mechanisms, and funding sources required to develop and deploy a wave energy conversion system based on a technical breakthrough that makes it capable of delivering zero-emissions, utility-level, electrical power generation from ocean waves.

Moderated by:

Charles Nouhan, Chairman, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future


Charles Nouhan, on the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership

Rik van Hemmen, President, and Senior Partner, Martin & Ottaway on the SurfWEC concept

Michael Raftery, Chief Technology Officer, SurfWEC LLC on the technology

Claudia LaRue, Sustainability Specialist, PSE&G Institute for Sustainability Studies, Montclair State University, on partnerships

Elira Karaja Ph.D., Economist and Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University on the economics of Leaving no one behind


Mr. Sainivalati S. Navoti (Sai), Chief of the Small Island Developing States Unit (SIDS Unit), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UNDESA  


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