UK-Nepal Energy Transition and Countdown to COP26

29th-30th September, London & Kathmandu

EVENT SUMMARY

With UK Government’s leadership on driving more ambitious CO2 emissions targets in the run up to COP26 and the Nepalese government’s commitment to act on climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, DMA together with the Nepalese Embassy London, British Embassy Kathmandu and the Office of the Investment Board Nepal (OIBN) are very pleased to present this high-level event for the 29th and 30th September 2021.

Against the background of the continued uncertainty around COVID-19 and its impact on international travel and in-person meetings, this is an innovative hybrid event combining socially distanced physical meetings in London and Kathmandu, connected by a digital bridge.

Day one will see key principals and interlocutors from both governments introduced to delegates and given the opportunity to present their positions in the run up to COP26. 10-12 UK-based energy transition companies will then meet virtually with 10-12 potential business partners in Nepal across the renewable energy landscape including in energy, engineering, construction, legal, accountancy and banking services sectors.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

* pre-recorded

DAY ONE

09:00 – 09:15: Mission Opening*

  • H.E. Lokdarshan Regmi, Nepalese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • HMA Nicola Pollitt, British Ambassador to Nepal
  • Mr. Sushil Bhatta, CEO, Office of the Investment Board, Nepal

09:15 – 09:30: Mission Keynote*

  • Rt. Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal
  • The Lord Sheikh, Chairman, UK-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum

09:30 – 09:40: Diversifying the Nepal’s Energy Mix*

  • Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation  

09:40 – 09:50: IBN and Investment Opportunities in Green Infrastructure in Nepal*

  • Office of the Investment Board Nepal

09:50 – 10:40: The Nepalese offer*

This session will feature spotlight on hydroelectricity, solar, sustainable biomass, energy efficiency, infrastructure and a discussion session.

  • Office of the Investment Board Nepal
  • Alternative Energy Promotion Centre
  • Independent Power Producers’ Association of Nepal (IPPAN)
  • Central Renewable Energy Fund
  • Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI)
  • Confederation of Nepalese Industry (CNI)

10:40 – 11:10: Financing the Energy Transition and Investing to Achieve Net Zero*

  • COP26 Representative
  • UK Export Finance
  • World Bank/IFC

11:10 – 11:55: Introduction to UK Companies

This session would see UK companies introduced to Nepalese companies via video link

11:55 – 12:40 Introduction to Nepalese Companies

This session would see Nepalese companies introduced to UK companies via video link

14:00 – 18:00 One-on-One Meetings for the Delegation 

 

DAY TWO

One-to-one Meetings for the Delegation

18:00 – 20:00 Drinks reception for UK companies in the Nepalese Embassy