In this, the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, what can we do in the UK and Europe to help meet the UN objectives of doubling both the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix? And in the developing world how do we make the objective of universal energy access for all a reality?

Join senior business executives, policymakers, NGOs and academia at this year’s Ashden Conference to hear about and discuss the practical solutions offered by this year’s Ashden Award finalists.

The Ashden Conference is unique in bringing together ‘energy champions’ from the UK, Europe and the developing world. These experienced, successful practitioners are bringing the benefits of sustainable energy – including improved health, increased incomes, lower fuel costs and new education opportunities – to the lives of millions of people across the globe.

Changing our energy culture

Can changing the energy culture of our organisations and the way we all use and generate power really help reach our carbon reduction targets? Is there such a thing as green travel? Come to the morning session, chaired by Jonathan Porritt, and find out.

Making universal energy access a reality

Making the right decisions at Rio+20 in June is critical if we are to make sustainable energy for all a reality. Some of our international finalists will tell us what they are doing to contribute to universal energy access – and challenging the decision-makers in Rio to make it achievable. The chair of our afternoon session, Richenda Van Leeuwen from the UN Foundation, will take the results of this session straight to Rio+20 so come along, contribute to the debate and make your views count.

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