13 November 2014
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Presentation—Nico Tyabji: Climatescope Overview
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and USAID, hosted this webinar on the Climatescope 2014 report.
Developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy investment, according to Climatescope 2014, a landmark study released by BNEF, USAID's Power Africa Initiative, the UK Department for International Development, and the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank Group.
The results suggest renewable technologies can be just as cost-competitive in emerging parts of the world as they are in richer nations. In this webinar, panelists reviewed the study's key highlights and some of its surprising findings.
Nico Tyabji, Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nico Tyabji is an associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, where he coordinates research on Africa for the Global Climatescope project. He has a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he concentrated in energy and climate change policy. Before joining BNEF in 2011, he led research on mitigation strategies at the Global Network for Climate Solutions based at Columbia’s Earth Institute, and has previously worked for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.
María Hilda Rivera, Energy Advisor, USAID/Power Africa
María Hilda Rivera is an Energy Advisor for Power Africa. Maria Hilda leads Power Africa's Beyond the Grid initiative to increase access through off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. Throughout Ms. Rivera’s career, she has worked in renewable and off-grid energy with a focus on private sector development. Prior to joining Power Africa, Maria worked at the World Bank, where her focus was on electrification and market based approaches for energy access, including implementing the Lighting Africa Program across Sub Saharan Africa. Ms. Rivera has also worked at the consulting firm Energy and Security Group as an Energy Engineer, and spent time at the American Council for Renewable Energy (ACORE), an umbrella trade association for Renewable Energy.