Official opening by HRH The Princess Royal
The event organisers were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who launched this exceptional event with an extremely knowledgeable presentation.
Keynotes by The Rt Hon The Lord Deben and Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella
Lord Deben is Chairman of the UK Government’s Committee on Climate Change and his keynote focused on how energy represents a continuous battle between absolutism and diversity and that 66 states are now dealing with climate change in a serious manner.
Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella the Director General of the United Nations initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) delivered a rousing keynote speech at the Forum Opening. Speaking about the urgent need to address the crises brought on by a lack of access to modern energy by approximately three billion people today, LPG, pointed out Dr Yumkella, is one of the best possible solutions available to address this development challenges.
Dr Yumkella and WLPGA President Kimball Chen signed a letter of intent to cooperate between SE4ALL and WLPGA. The letter acknowledged that both institutions are committed to contribute their efforts to end both the daily degradation of the health and safety of billions of people and to use their respective resources as part of a global multi-stakeholder partnership to produce the systemic changes necessary to support the growth of LPG markets and the delivery of clean LPG to one billion people in developing countries by 2030.