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1000 Innovations Towards 60 Gigatonnes of Avoided Emissions and Next Steps with Key Partners

September 21, 2020
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During the Fifth Missions Innovation Ministerial (MI-5) hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Net-Zero Compatible Innovations Initiative (NCI) side event was introduced with a video message from Robert Andrén, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency. In the opening session, Massamba Thioye, Manager of Regulatory Development Unit, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) presented the launch of a collaboration between the UNFCCC and NCI to develop the UNFCCC Innovation Hub. The NCI brought together key stakeholders including lead researcher Charlie Wilson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; industry, government and incubators represented by Max Correa, Head of the Fuels and New Energy Division, Ministry of Energy, Chile, Dr. G. Ganesh Das, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy International Incubation Centre and Head of Collaborations, Innovation and R&D at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, and Ángela Reinoso Navarro, Project Manager, Corfo, Chile. Representing the role of energy agencies was Andreas Stubelius, Senior Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency and presented the role of artificial intelligence was presented by James Hodson, CEO and Founder, AI4Good Foundation. The Avoided Emissions Framework was presented for the NCI by Andie Stephens, Associate Director, Carbon Trust, alongside NCI lead Dennis Pamlin and project lead Jay Hennessy.