Hydropower Policy Requirements for Countries Aiming at Paris Targets

January 21, 2021 10:00 AM CET REGISTER

While the Paris Agreement will have global implications, its implementation will take place primarily on the national level. Each country will make its own decisions about how to address hydropower in its energy policy, but the stronger pressure coming from the Paris Agreement and the regular review cycle will likely help to ensure support for hydropower within renewables policy frameworks.

This could also impact hydropower development; some reservoirs are shown to be carbon sinks, while others may face increased pressure to demonstrate their carbon footprint.

The presentation will focus on what policies countries need to implement to comply with the Paris Agreement and use hydropower for effective energy transition.

Roger Gill President at IHA