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Dialogue Agenda

Subject to last-minute changes

Thank you for attending this year’s Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue!

Here you can take another look at the program. On YouTube you can also find a playlist with the most important keynotes and speeches.

  • Conference Day 1 Tue, 29 March 2022
  • Conference Day 2 Wed, 30 March 2022
Sessions
08:45 -
09:00
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Studio #1: Welcome

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio.

09:00 -
09:30
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Opening Ceremony Weltsaal

Annalena Baerbock Annalena Baerbock
Robert Habeck Dr Robert Habeck
09:30 -
09:35
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Message of Greeting Weltsaal

Antonio Guterres António Guterres
09:35 -
09:50
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Keynote Weltsaal

Mariana Mazzucato Prof Mariana Mazzucato
09:50 -
10:00
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Young Keynote

Image Hilda Nakabuye
Helena Gualinga Helena Gualinga
10:00 -
10:15
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Studio #2

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Image Dr Simone Peter

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

10:15 -
11:15
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W1: The Way forward: Turning Words into Action

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Leila Benali Dr Leila Benali
Arifin Tasrif Arifin Tasrif
Image Abubakar D. Aliyu
Ahmed Mohina Dr Ahmed Mohina
Kadri Simson Kadri Simson
Image Dr Christian Bruch

The global drive to transition to zero-emissions energy is at the heart of tackling climate change. To achieve the turnaround towards carbon neutrality, countries need to take much more ambitious action in this decade. One of the key fields of action is the transition of the energy sector – from fossil to renewable fuels, while drastically reducing energy consumption. Both consensus scientific predictions and civil society are increasing pressure on governments and businesses for a Net Zero by 2050. The significance of the G20 for a global energy transition towards clean, affordable and sustainable energy is clear: taken together, the G20 countries account for 80% of global primary energy consumption. With their accumulated financial and economic potential, they have the capacity to shape global energy systems.

This high-level session shall discuss options on how to rise to the challenge of our times and how such action can be enhanced through multilateral cooperation.

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11:15 -
11:30
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Studio #3

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Hamed Beheshti Dr Hamed Beheshti

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

11:30 -
12:00
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On the Sofa: IEA/IRENA Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Fatih Birol Dr Fatih Birol
Francesco La Camera Francesco La Camera

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) meet on the “green sofa” to discuss the current state of the energy transition and share views on their latest analysis on trends in renewables globally.

The two organizations are uniquely qualified to steer the energiewende of the entire planet. The IEA has put accelerating clean energy transitions at the heart of its work, leveraging its full capabilities to support the realization of a transition that is secure, affordable and places particular emphasis on people’s needs and wellbeing.

IRENA, equipped with a global mandate to enable energy transitions, drives the strategic shift towards sustainable energy by providing cutting-edge knowledge, advice and responsible support on technologies, investments, policies and markets.

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12:15
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Keynote (S4)

Damilola Ogunbiyi Damilola Ogunbiyi
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13:15
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W2: Energiewende and Climate Impact on Peace and Security

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Jennifer Morgan
Yaroslav Demchenkov Yaroslav Demchenkov
Prof Roberto Cingolani Prof Roberto Cingolani
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has spotlighted the geopolitics of fossil fuel dependence. The transition to green energy – be it renewables or green hydrogen – offers an opportunity to reduce dependence on unreliable or volatile suppliers, yet simultaneously creates new interdependencies and power relations. In this panel, we want to look at two sets of risks: those posed by climate change itself, and those sparked by the shifting geopolitics of energy.

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13:15
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E1: Drivers for a Just and Social Energy Transition

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala
Kostas Skrekas Kostas Skrekas
Image Leonore Gewessler
Constantin Borosan Constantin Borosan
Parviz Shabazov Parviz Shahbazov
Barbara Pompili Barbara Pompili

When addressing the climate crisis, it is important to design measures in an inclusive and socially equitable manner. Community-owned energy is one practical way to address climate and social challenges simultaneously, by putting energy back in the hands of people and communities. A sustainable energy system requires the support of every sector and every citizen. There is a correlation between the extent to which renewables gain public support and the extent to which they are able to attract adequate private or public investment. Among the social and economic benefits of renewable energies are opportunities for local value creation, responding to growing energy demands and reducing conflicts over water scarcity, aggravated by fossil power generation. Allowing for distributed electricity generation, the rapidly expanding renewable energy world is opening up business models for many, including local communities, citizens and citizens’ cooperatives. Domestic energy policy can shape the enabling environment to seizing the social benefits of renewable energy. While a progressive shift to a low-carbon energy world is to the benefit of the majority of people in the long term, there will be a minority of people who will negatively affected in the short term. A just transition is needed to prevent or reduce these negative aspects.

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13:15 -
13:30
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Studio #5

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Christian Kern Christian Kern
Verick Schick Verick Schick

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

13:30 -
15:00
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Lunch Break

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15:15
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Studio #6

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Joachim Goldbeck Joachim Goldbeck

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

15:15 -
15:30
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Keynote

Melanie Maas-Brunner Dr Melanie Maas-Brunner
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15:45
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Studio #7

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Eamon Ryan Eamon Ryan

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

15:45 -
16:45
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W3: Energy in the Digital Age Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Andrea Meza Andrea Meza
Jan Lipavsky Jan Lipavský
Dr Alparslan Bayraktar Dr Alparslan Bayraktar
Sandra Trittin Sandra Trittin
Dr Ana Trbovich Dr Ana Trbovich

Digitalisation is a key enabler for the clean energy transition. The transition to clean energy is picking up pace due to growing pressure from governments, sharply declining costs, and new and improved technologies supporting sustainable energy sourcing, asset management and the integration of renewables into the grid. This session focuses on how to harness the transformative power of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), high speed internet (5G), and blockchain to successfully put renewables at the core of the power sector.

Which digital solutions will be most crucial to support a sustainable energy transition, and create more resilient, more efficient and cost-effective power storage and transmission networks, and bring their benefits to a broad range of society?

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16:45
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E2: Green Hydrogen – Powering the Offtakers Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Hanane El Hamraoui Hanane El Hamraoui
Kirsten Westphal Dr Kirsten Westphal
Claudio Huepe Claudio Huepe
Dr Vandana Kumar Dr Vandana Kumar
An Stroobandt An Stroobandt

International energy agencies estimate that green hydrogen could reach 10 percent of total final energy consumption by 2050. This perspective offers countless investment opportunities across many industries. Green hydrogen can be used as a low-carbon fuel in the transport sector, but also as an energy carrier and storage medium. The steel industry or maritime transport represent further potential uptakers, since these sectors cannot be fully electrified. Today, however, the high cost of green hydrogen does not allow for large-scale use. While it is clear that accelerated research and increased international cooperation will play an important role, what are the key economic factors that will enable the cost-competitivity of green hydrogen in the near future?

Setting high carbon prices, setting up a new emissions trading scheme for fuel distribution in the transport sector such as proposed in the EU “fit for 55” measures, massively increasing the production of electrolysers to lower their cost, achieving lower prices of renewable electricity. This session explores what are the best solutions to drive users towards green hydrogen supply.

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16:45 -
17:00
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Studio #8

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Marcus Spickermann Marcus Spickermann
Dr Caesar Landa Arroyo Dr César Landa Arroyo

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

17:00 -
18:00
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W4: Hydrogen Diplomacy – Resetting Global Energy Relations? Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Dr Christiane Averbeck
Image Gauri Singh
Alok Kumar Shri Alok Kumar
Omar Paganini Omar Paganini
Tom Alweendo Tom Alweendo
Diego Mesa Puyo Diego Mesa Puyo
Neila Nouira Gonji Neila Gonji

Despite questions regarding its efficiency and scalability, hydrogen will have an important role to play in reaching net zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. What is the extent of this role and how might the build-up of a global hydrogen economy redefine international energy partnerships? Many states, especially in emerging regions, have already positioned themselves as major future energy exporters in this evolving market, often emphasising their potential for green H2 production thanks to favourable geographic conditions. But to what extent does the export-driven expansion of hydrogen production in these countries come at the cost of serving domestic clean energy needs? How can hydrogen be scaled up in a manner that benefits all stakeholders and does not conceal the perpetuation of environmentally harmful practices? Moreover, how are traditional energy exporting nations whose production is still based largely on fossil fuel extraction reacting to these developments? Does hydrogen have the potential to bring more balance and interdependence to the interstate energy trade, or will it exacerbate already existing structures of dependency?

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18:00
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E3: Energy Access Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Wanjira Mathai Wanjira Mathai
Dr Ajay Mathur Dr Ajay Mathur
Aneri Pradham Aneri Pradhan
Jorge Rivera Staff Dr Jorge Rivera Staff
Dr Habtamu Itefa Dr Habtamu Itefa
Antonio Almonte Reynoso Antonio Almonte Reynoso

It has been established that energy access is essential for bringing people out of poverty. Unfortunately, while strides have been made in recent years, it is estimated that around 1.03 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. In addition, a comparable number of people lack access to modern, safe, sustainable, affordable and regular electricity supply. Electricity supply can be provided by either centralized grid-based means, or by decentralized methods.

There is no one-size-fits all solution to providing energy and each of the available options operates at different scales and serves different specific needs. Given the declining costs for solar PV, small hydro installations and wind power along with declining costs and rapid technological improvements for electricity storage and control systems, renewable off-grid systems are expected to be an important driver for economic development.

It is encouraging to see that the decentralised renewable energy sector is increasingly being recognised as a key player in efforts to meet the energy needs of critical infrastructure and communities during emergencies. Involving this sector in emergency response can also have long-lasting impacts, helping countries achieve a sustainable recovery, reach their energy access goals in the coming years, and become more resilient to future epidemics and other natural disasters. To realise a transformative impact, it is not enough to secure the necessary financial assistance and governmental support. Interventions also need to be designed to be sustainable in the long run.

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18:00 -
18:15
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Studio #9 & Closing Day 1

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Gunar Hering Dr Gunar Hering
Angus Taylor Angus Taylor

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

19:00 -
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Evening Reception

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Andreas Kuhlmann Andreas Kuhlmann (Moderator)

The evening reception on the first day of the conference is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and acts as the melting pot of Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD and the partner events enjoy an exclusive networking opportunity with food and drinks in an extraordinary location in the heart of Berlin.

Accompanied by a stage and cultural program with prominent guests, the event will revolve around the role of ‘innovation’ and accelerated energy transition and climate protection in Germany and worldwide. In addition, the finalists of the Start Up Energy Transition Award 2022 will be an-nounced and the SET100 list will be presented.

Speakers include: Dr. Anna Lührmann (Minister of State for Europe and Climate), Dr. Patrick Graichen (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) and Vaitea Cowan (Enapter co-founder, Forbes 30 under 30, recipient of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize).

As moderators, Andreas Kuhlmann (CEO of the German Energy Agency) and Dr. Linda Davis (founder and CEO, Giraffe Bioenergy) will guide you through the event.

Participation is possible directly on site in Berlin or via live stream. As a live participant of the BETD conference in the Federal Foreign Office, a shuttle can take you comfortably from the Federal For-eign Office to the location at the Chancellor’s Office and back.

Register here.

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09:00
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Studio #10: Welcome

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

09:00 -
09:15
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Keynote Weltsaal

Svenja Schulze Svenja Schulze
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09:25
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Keynote Weltsaal

Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng
09:25 -
09:30
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Studio #11

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

09:30 -
10:15
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On the Sofa: SDG7 - How to proceed Weltsaal

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Svenja Schulze Svenja Schulze
Patricia Espinosa Patricia Espinosa
Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng

This exclusive high-level ministerial session brings together Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy UK to discuss how we should proceed in order to reach SDG7, what interlinkages exist between the SDGs and how to prevent the climate catastrophe.

Svenja Schulze is the newly appointed Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and has served as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 2018 to 2021. As experienced Federal Minister, she possesses a high expertise on environmental protection, just transition and women empowerment.

Kwasi Kwarteng serves as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2021. In his role he leads and brings together work on business, science and innovation to unleash investment and growth and possesses important expertise on action to be taken after COP26.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC brings more than 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights.

This talk format is meant to combine the visions of these high-level speakers on how to achieve SDG7 and the different dimensions that must be considered (energy transition, climate change, international cooperation, gender equality, human rights) and to create a bridge between different individual BETD sessions.

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10:30
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Studio #12

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Jochen Hauff Jochen Hauff

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

10:30 -
11:30
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W5: Industry & Decarbonisation Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Prof Benattou Ziane Prof Benattou Ziane
Rusland Kazakbaev Ruslan Kazakbaev
Claude Turmes Claude Turmes
Kerstin Anrdeae Kerstin Andreae
Andrea Voigt Andrea Voigt

One of the global community’s most significant contemporary challenges is the need to satisfy growing energy demand, while simultaneously achieving very significant reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production, delivery, and consumption of energy. The energy sector is transforming via the convergence of power, transportation, and industrial sectors and inter-sectoral integration. As clean energy increasingly becomes part of the national dialogue, lenders, utilities, and lawmakers need the most comprehensive and accurate information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from various sources of energy to inform policy, planning, and investment decisions.

This high-level session shall provide an overview of the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to sustainable energy systems and technologies.

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11:30
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E4: Skill Development in the Energy Transition Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Dr Rabia Ferroukhi Dr Rabia Ferroukhi
Berthold Breid Berthold Breid
Dr Kristina Celic Dr Kristina Čelić
Ranisha Basnet Ranisha Basnet
Stephen Lujwahuka Byabato Stephen Lujwahuka Byabato

While the ramp-up of renewable energy worldwide will create jobs up and down the value chain and has the potential to provide sustainable economic growth, there is an acute shortage of skilled labor in the sector, particularly in markets set to grow exponentially in coming years. Education of expert workers is essential in fighting the global climate crisis. Hence, specialists must be trained to be capable of acting competently in all the important areas of application.

When governments plan for low-carbon economic growth, they prioritize utilizing renewable energy, both to reduce emissions and meet climate targets recently confirmed by COP26, but also in pursuit of economic gains. These plans however require high quality development and installation of RE-technology and its use, which has to be guaranteed on a much larger scale in the future. This is why in the long term, specialists in all fields of the RE sector will be of ever greater importance, the demand on the market will continuously grow, quickly surpassing the current shortage of skilled workers. And it is precisely them, the skilled workers, that the energy transition and its success urgently depend on.

Therefore, this session will discuss how countries can fill that gap with more vocational training, efficient syllabuses, more training of trainers and the use of remote as well as on-site learning.

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11:45
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Studio #13

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Image Cornelius Matthes

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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12:45
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W6: Gender – Energy Nexus Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Dr Sheila Oparaocha Dr Sheila Oparaocha
Dr Juma Dr Monica Kathina Juma
Dr Artane Rizvanolli Dr Artane Rizvanolli
Dan Dorner Dan Dorner
Dr Thomas Fohgrub Dr Thomas Fohgrub

The renewable energy sector holds out high hopes when it comes to the role of women. There is huge unleveraged potential for more equitable participation in the stakeholder structure in renewable energy policymaking and implementation. Gender equality is a prerequisite and key driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, men still outnumber women in key functions in technical, managerial, and policymaking positions. Even though women hold a larger proportion of jobs in renewables than in the fossil energy sector – they remain underrepresented with only 32 % of the share in the workforce. This compares to a 22 % share reported in traditional energy industries like oil and gas.

The three main barriers are the perception of gender roles, the cultural and social norms, and the prevailing hiring practices. Skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are critical to many careers in renewables, but because of prevailing views of women’s abilities, they are systematically discouraged from pursuing these paths and consequently continue to have a limited presence in these fields. The lack of equal representation of females in decision-making roles is described as the “glass ceiling”, where invisible barriers keep women from rising to influential positions, regardless of their qualifications.

Boosting gender awareness and equity is a win-win proposition. Women’s contributions – their talents, skills, and views – are critically important in supporting this growing industry during a momentous transition towards a more sustainable energy system Closing the gender gap in the energy sector is essential for a successful energy transition.

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12:45
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E5: Energy Transition and Energy Security – Twins or Opposites? Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Virgil-Daniel Popescu Virgil-Daniel Popescu
Luigi Di Maio Luigi di Maio
Magzum Mirzagaliyev Magzum Mirzagaliyev
Image Benoît Revaz
Prof Dörte Fouquet Prof Dörte Fouquet
Rina Bohle Zeller Rina Bohle Zeller

Fossil fuels still dominate the global energy mix, even though their shares have been decreasing recently with renewables gaining ground fast in many places. The resilience of an economy greatly depends on how secure its energy supply is. Dependence on fossil fuels gives rise to geopolitical risks. growing Global efforts to achieve a carbon-neutrality therefore present a timely opportunity to strengthen energy security. Through rapid technological advances, falling costs and growing markets, renewable energy – once viewed a challenge for stable supply – has become a driver of decarbonisation, diversification and energy security.

In this session, the speakers will report on the success stories, but also the respective challenges in their countries.

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12:50
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Studio #14

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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13:00
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Keynote Weltsaal

David Turk David Turk
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Women's Lunch / Lunch Break

Kristina Haverkamp Kristina Haverkamp (Moderator)
Dr Anna Lührmann Dr Anna Lührmann
Birgit Schwenk Birgit Schwenk
Patricia Espinosa Patricia Espinosa

The energy transition is an overall social project that needs the full support and best ideas of all – men and women alike. With an average share of one-third of the global renewables workforce, women are still underrepresented in the energy transition industries, especially when it comes to management positions.

The transformation of energy systems with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality also offers opportunities to overcome existing gender inequalities. IRENA states in its annual review 2021 that approximately 12 million people worldwide are employed in the renewable energy industry. Their number could even increase to over 43 million by 2050. A just and inclusive energy transition is the only way and must dismantling structural hurdles women are facing when pursuing a career in the sector. In this context, female role models are crucial to attract further women into the sector and to change male-dominated working cultures in the long term. Networks that support women careers can help in connecting and exchanging with other professionals. In many countries, women’s networks have been established that aim to achieve a better representation of women in the energy transition – through exchange, qualification and mutual support. Regional and local networks are in exchange with each other, but it is rather difficult to establish international contacts.

Many women who are committed to energy transition worldwide attend BETD. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas in a separate forum. The Women’s Lunch is an official side-event of the BETD conference. It was held for the first time in 2018 and attracted far more than 100 participants. For many, it was the biggest and best meeting of its kind to date. In the following years, the number of registrations even increased. The growing interest shows that networking is a need and can be a key success factor for women’s engagement in the energy transition.

The Women’s Lunch is a joint event of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the German Energy Agency (dena) and the Global Women‘s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).

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15:00
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Studio #15

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Birgit Schwenk Birgit Schwenk
Oliver Rentschler Oliver Rentschler

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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15:15
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Keynote Weltsaal

Steffi Lemke Steffi Lemke
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Studio #15.2

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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W7: Energy Efficiency in Cities and Beyond Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Livian Arronte Nicolás Liván Arronte Cruz
Alamine Ousmane Alamine Ousmane Mey
Cheikh Niane Cheikh Niane
Rana Adib Rana Adib
Cecilia Andersson Cecilia Andersson
Rohit Sen Rohit Sen

According to Deloitte, cities account for 40% of final energy consumption and up to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, thus they play a pivotal role in the energy transition. Within them, new mobility services are emerging and there is a need for speed to up the ante on measures to implement climate protection. The “Covenant of Mayors” pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 is projected to be off-track by most measures.

Reducing energy consumption and switching to renewable energy and heat often goes hand in hand with a gain in quality of life for residents – through cleaner air, less noise, less sealed land, more green space. At the same time, the world of mobility is transforming rapidly with new actors, roles and networks as well as new technologies such as automated and connected driving and new business models based on digital solutions and platforms. In addition to this, user behavior and the acceptance of measures are very important for implementing the energy transition and transforming energy supply in cities.

This session will discuss the future of sustainable cities and their role in the energy transition with a focus on transport and will discuss alternative scenarios for transforming mobility, including the relevance of the existing infrastructure and energy efficiency.

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E6: Coastal Energy - the Winning Horse for more Power? Europasaal

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Amisha Patel Amisha Patel
Vera Brenzel Vera Brenzel
Image Dang Hoang An
Kristoffer Bötzauw Kristoffer Böttzauw

Oceans represent nearly 70% of the earth’s surface, yet coastal energy, more specifically offshore wind technologies, remain under-exploited. The technical potential of offshore wind electricity is estimated at 420,000 TWh per year worldwide. This would be enough to meet today’s global electricity consumption. Yet we are still far from there.

Beyond the price aspect of offshore wind technologies, what explains such a delay in their deployment? How can national governments ensure the rise of offshore wind technologies as predicted by the international energy agencies? This session offers the opportunity for country leaders and international experts to exchange on what needs to be done to untap the full potential of coastal energy technologies. From financial support for R&D to grid expansion and the implementation of a local supply chain, what are the key levers that will enable the extensive deployment of wind offshore technologies?

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Studio #16

Image Jennifer Porto (Moderator)
Stefan Kapferer Stefan Kapferer

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

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W8: Green Finance Weltsaal

Image Dr Melinda Crane (Moderator)
Image Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE
Image Dr Werner Hoyer
Aminath Shauna Aminath Shauna
Image Naoshi Hirose
Suahasil Nazara Prof Suahasil Nazara
Kandikruppa Sreekant Kandikuppa Sreekant

The question of how to finance the measures needed to achieve global net zero carbon emissions is arguably the most intensely debated aspect of the climate debate. How should investments in new technologies be structured and shared between public and private stakeholders? How can the phase-out of fossil energy sources such as coal be organized at minimal cost to society? What regulatory tools offer the greatest incentives to stop investing in environmentally harmful practices? We must also agree on financial support for developing countries since the timeline for carbon neutrality does not account for the higher burden of adaptation on less developed energy systems. The industrialised nations’ commitment to ramping up their support to $100B annually by 2020 is expected to be reached only in 2023, although significant progress towards this goal is expected in 2022. Additionally, the Paris Agreement calls upon world leaders to “shift the trillions” by mobilizing public and private finance for sustainable investment. What other steps are necessary to achieve an equitable international climate financing system? Moreover, how can we ensure that the funding is not misappropriated or “green-washed”? Can the EU Taxonomy, which determines eligibility and performance criteria for “green” investments, perhaps serve as a model for the world?

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E7: How Innovation contributes to the 2030 Climate Goals and Beyond! Europasaal

Dr Linda Davis Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)
Dr Sascha Kühn Dr Sascha Kühn
Aylin Özkarakas Aylin Özkarakas
Claudia Rothe Claudia Rothe
Dr Sebastian Berning Dr Sebastian Berning
Andreas Kuhlmann Andreas Kuhlmann

This session will gather several SET Award alumni start-up founders to discuss the future of the global energy transition and which innovations we can expect to lead the push. Each of the innovators will briefly introduce the solution that gained them a place in the SET Award running and has propelled them to becoming a leading force in the energy sector. The panellists will discuss the future plans of the energy transition and the design of the energy market and how their innovation will feature into this.

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Studio #17

This session will take place in the BETD22 Studio. It will briefly summarize the previous session, solicit stakeholder reactions, and take a brief look at the social media discussion.

17:45 -
18:00
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Conference Closing Weltsaal

Dr Patrick Graichen Dr Patrick Graichen
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