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From Targets to Action: Accelerating the Just Energy Transition


Danielle Decatur, Director of Environmental Justice, Microsoft
Stephanie Diaz, Technology & Innovation Associate, BloombergNEF
Nicole Iseppi, Director, Energy Innovation, Bezos Earth Fund
Roy Torbert, Chief Program Officer, Third Derivative


with Principal Programming Partner

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“When we talk about energy justice, what we’re really talking about here is social and economic access to clean, reliable and affordable energy, and moreover, remediating past injustices of our energy sector.”

– Stephanie Diaz

“These communities, we always talk about how under-resourced they are, and that is true. But also, these communities have such tremendous resilience and solutions.”

– Danielle Decatur

“We want to be quite bold and catalytic in the way we apply our philanthropy funds, particularly in terms of how we can accelerate solutions in this decade.”

– Nicole Iseppi

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. The tricky part is we have to go fast and we have to go far and we can’t leave people behind anymore.”

– Roy Torbert

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • COP28 emphasizes the need for an equitable energy transition, particularly for underserved communities.
  • Collaboration among philanthropic groups, venture capitalists, and corporations is key to achieving a just energy transition and combating climate change.
  • Successful partnerships require authenticity, transparency, goal alignment, and strategic cooperation, fostering positive disruption for innovative solutions.
  • Collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including philanthropists, policymakers, and communities, is crucial for addressing global challenges like climate change.
  • Prioritizing equity, justice, and trust-building is essential for achieving a speedy and impactful transition to clean energy solutions.