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Thierry Lusenge

Sustainable Energy Manager, WWF-DRC

Mr. Thierry Lusenge has over 15 years working experience in program management with international organizations in the field of conservation, community, energy, climate change, policy and advocacy work. He holds a University degree in Economics. He has currently undergoing a Master Business and Administration at UNICAF University. He is currently working with WWF DRC as Sustainable Energy program manager and DRC Energy focal point, responsible for developing Energy strategy and Energy projects in WWF DRC Landscapes.

Mr. Thierry experienced home biogas system project, PV solar project and biomass (from reforestation project), efficient cook stoves project development for communities that did not have access to grid systems in the North Kivu Province.

Under this program, Mr. Thierry supported the development, test and implementation of Homebiogas, solar PV systems and the Financing Models. As the DRC Focal point, he has supported the provincial government to put in place a green economy program and lobby with the Government and policy makers to develop the renewable Energy policy.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Clean Cooking & Nature: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Nature-based Solutions

It is increasingly recognized that safeguarding nature is critical to addressing climate change and protecting billions of the most vulnerable people around the world. Yet, as governments, donors and investors look for ways to protect and restore nature, they often overlook one of the most accessible and impactful solutions: clean cooking.

Approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from forest degradation are derived from woodfuel harvest. Reducing the firewood demands of local communities should be core to nature-based solutions where communities lack access to more efficient and cleaner stoves and fuels. The avoidance of emissions from shifting to clean cooking should be considered a central activity for ensuring the “permanence” of nature-based carbon removals through reforestation, while also enabling a transformation of rural livelihoods.

With $133 billion flowing into nature each year, and calls to triple that by 2050, now is the time to leverage intensified interest in nature to align finance for nature-based solutions and clean cooking to transform sustainable rural livelihoods. Failure to invest in clean cooking puts millions of lives at risk, threatens to undermine billions of dollars in climate mitigation investments – and imperils the future of all of us and our planet.

This session will highlight the fundamental role of clean cooking in delivering and achieving the benefits of nature-based solutions. Illustrating how clean cooking enterprises and conservation organizations are leveraging clean cooking value chains to deliver inclusive and sustainable rural development and ensure long-term success of nature-based solutions, and it discuss the key financing barriers and opportunities to align and scale clean cooking approaches with nature-based solutions.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Margot Clarvis Consultant, Clean Cooking Alliance
Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha DRC Gorilla Doctors, Head Veterinarian
Thierry Lusenge Sustainable Energy Manager, WWF-DRC
Julius Magala Energy Access Coordinator, UNCDF
Ken Newcombe CEO, C-Quest Capital
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Clean Cooking & Nature: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Nature-based Solutions

It is increasingly recognized that safeguarding nature is critical to addressing climate change and protecting billions of the most vulnerable people around the world. Yet, as governments, donors and investors look for ways to protect and restore nature, they often overlook one of the most accessible and impactful solutions: clean cooking.

Approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from forest degradation are derived from woodfuel harvest. Reducing the firewood demands of local communities should be core to nature-based solutions where communities lack access to more efficient and cleaner stoves and fuels. The avoidance of emissions from shifting to clean cooking should be considered a central activity for ensuring the “permanence” of nature-based carbon removals through reforestation, while also enabling a transformation of rural livelihoods.

With $133 billion flowing into nature each year, and calls to triple that by 2050, now is the time to leverage intensified interest in nature to align finance for nature-based solutions and clean cooking to transform sustainable rural livelihoods. Failure to invest in clean cooking puts millions of lives at risk, threatens to undermine billions of dollars in climate mitigation investments – and imperils the future of all of us and our planet.

This session will highlight the fundamental role of clean cooking in delivering and achieving the benefits of nature-based solutions. Illustrating how clean cooking enterprises and conservation organizations are leveraging clean cooking value chains to deliver inclusive and sustainable rural development and ensure long-term success of nature-based solutions, and it discuss the key financing barriers and opportunities to align and scale clean cooking approaches with nature-based solutions.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Margot Clarvis Consultant, Clean Cooking Alliance
Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha DRC Gorilla Doctors, Head Veterinarian
Thierry Lusenge Sustainable Energy Manager, WWF-DRC
Julius Magala Energy Access Coordinator, UNCDF
Ken Newcombe CEO, C-Quest Capital
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge
Sessions by Thierry Lusenge