Join the World Energy Council at COP23

Posted on 10 November 2017

The global energy sector is undergoing significant transformations that will impact the way we address the climate challenge. With the main trends of decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation impacting demand and supply at an unprecedented pace, innovation and collaboration will play a crucial role in securing a sustainable energy future and should be part of the climate discussions. The World Energy Council, its partners and network are taking an active role at the UNFCCC 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn, and we invite all energy and climate leaders and practitioners to join us at the occasion of two key events:

World Energy Trilemma report & Index launch and panel discussion
Stimulating Dialogue on New Policy Dilemmas in Energy Transition

 15 November 2017, 13.15 – 14.45, UNFCCC official side event
COP23 Bonn zone, meeting room 2 (COP23 pass required)
Co-organised with the Environment Ministry of Estonia

The launch of the 2017 World Energy Trilemma report and its Index sets the context for this high-level dialogue on the interplay of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation trends in accelerating the supply and demand of low/zero carbon energy electricity and address the climate challenge. Discussions will focus on how the Energy Trilemma Index can be used to support dialogue on policy dilemmas encountered in managing security of supply, social equity and sustainability. The session will highlight new approaches and policies for ensuring reliability and enabling dynamic resilience in the context of diverse grid archetypes, the rise of the empowered consumer and emergence of new economic developments models e.g. sharing economy, city-scale circular economy, and, smart rural development.

Speakers include:

  • Remarks by Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment, Estonia
  • Pierre El Khoury, Secretary World Energy Council Lebanon
  • Philip Lowe, Executive Chair World Energy Trilemma
  •  Jeanne Ng, Director Group Sustainability CLP Power, Hong Kong
  • Klemen Potisek, State Secretary for Energy, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia
  • Mart Raamat, Energy Advisor for the Minister of Environment, Estonia
  •  Jörg Stäglich, Partner Utilities, Oliver Wyman
  • Moderated by: Christoph Frei, CEO & Secretary General, World Energy Council

Launch of the ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) Awards process

Powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council
14 November 2017, 14:00-15:30
Climate Planet, Freiluft Theater Rheinaue
(beside COP zones / No COP pass required)

The World Energy Council is proud to cooperate with the German Energy Agency (dena) in their new iteration of the Start-up Energy Transition Awards “SET 2018”. Start Up Energy Transition is a global initiative for visionaries and vanguards fighting climate change. By creating a platform with a clear focus on scaling up innovation, its mission is to strengthen the existing ecosystem surrounding innovations in the field of sustainable energy solutions. Taking place at the Climate Planet venue, an interactive space located beside the official Bonn Zone, the launch event marks the kick-off of the process for start-ups and innovators from around the world to submit their application according to the type of critical issues that they are looking to solve to help shape the energy transition.

The programme includes interventions by Philippe Joubert, Executive Chair, World Energy Council, Nick Nuttall, Head of Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson UNFCCC, Adnan Amin, Director-General International Renewable Energy Agency, start-up pitches, a panel, and more. The full program is available here and link to register attendance (based on a first come first serve basis).