The Council was excited to organise the first European regional scenarios workshop with an ‘innovation twist’, supported by its French Member Committee, which took place in Paris, on 6-7 September.
“The Conseil Français de l’Énergie was very honoured to host the European workshop. I want to thank all participants and congratulate Angela, Ged and all the team for their brilliant illustration of our debate. Our reflections on key European drivers are essential and the focus on innovation could be a keystone of the European scenarios. I am very excited to participate in the next workshop to further stimulate these Issues.”
- To facilitate strategic knowledge exchange on key energy challenges and transition drivers in Europe
- Develop European regional scenario narratives to 2040 and engage with critical uncertainties
- Promote the wider and deeper use of regional scenarios to better serve the Council’s inclusive global agenda community, and engage new and diverse energy businesses and stakeholders.
- Clarify the role of innovation in energy transition before 2040 – explore the Constellation of Disruptions emerging from within and beyond the region
A follow up on the European regional workshop is being planned for November 2018. The next regional workshop will be hosted by the UAE Member Committee focusing on the Gulf region, on 30 – 31 October in Abu-Dhabi. The new sets of regionally focussed scenarios and innovation insights will be featured as one of the key elements of the 24th World Energy Congress that will take place in Abu-Dhabi in 2019.