Global energy security conference - the way forward

12-13th may 2014

London - UK

Synopsis

Following the success of our first annual energy conference in London, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Global Energy Security Conference being held this May in London.

We believe that global prosperity is achieved through universal understanding, dialogue, co-operation and engagement, which is why at this year’s Global Energy Security Conference held this May in London, we will engage all the major global players in the field of international energy security to highlight sustainable energy models and continue the momentum to end global energy poverty through innovative new energy sources.

This conference is a gathering of global stakeholders involved the global energy security to address these issues to have an insight into the various scenarios that transform the energy landscape of our world.

The Conference will bring together some of the world’s most relevant thought leaders from business, government, international organisations, NGO's, media and civil society.

Featured Topics

During the two day Conference, participants will engage in sessions that will explore new and existing energy trends, challenges and creative solutions to address one the world’s most topical and challenging issues:

  1. The global energy market outlook from the perspective of producers and consumers
  2. The geopolitics of the global energy market and the impact of changes in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia
  3. The re-integration of Libya and Iran into the global oil/gas market, the investment/business opportunities, and risks associated with that
  4. Alternative ways to respond to the energy supply disruption
  5. The economics and feasibility of alternative sources of energy for different economies : renewable energy and nuclear energy
  6. Assessment of  the achievements of the global environment agenda
  7. The way forward for energy access for the most vulnerable segments of the world population

Energy for the Most Vulnerable

For the second time, the Global Energy Security Conference will address the challenge of energy security for the most vulnerable. In 2011, nearly 1.3 billion people worldwide lacked access to electricity and more than 2.6 billion relied on the traditional use of biomass for cooking. Over 95% were located in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Through the annual Global Energy Security Conference, we aim to contribute to the same programme by bringing forward creative projects from different parts of the world aimed at supporting countries suffering from deficiencies in their energy security.

With partners from the corporate world, international organisations, NGO's, and research institutions participating, the programme is aiming to support the implementation of energy projects for populations with limited, to no access to multiple energy options.

The Conference provides platforms for these kinds of projects to be presented to government officials and to potential partners for their implementations.


"The debate on energy security has predominantly focused on the challenges of industrialized countries, leaving the needs of three quarters of humanity essentially unmet.

It’s time, through this conference, to send a strong message to global leaders and mobilize public opinion into action.

Together, we need to seek new options and accept solutions.

The Global Diplomatic Forum’s “Energy for the most vulnerable” Initiative, which aims to support the implementation of sustainable energy programs, presents us with a viable way forward".

H.E Boutros Boutros- Ghali

 

Speakers

Lord Redesdale, Member of the House of Lord, UK Parliament

Edward Lucas, Natural Resources and Commodities Editor, the Economist

Poppy Trowbridge, Sky Presenter

Vandana Gombar, Policy Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Dr Armen Sarkissan, Former Prime Minister of Armenia

Professor Ali Sayigh, Chairman, World Renewable Energy Congress

Bill Farren-Price, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Policy Intelligence

Keisuke Sadamori, Director Energy Markets & Security, Int. Energy Agency

Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Environment Agency

John Lough, Vice President, BGR Gabara Ltd

Nicholas Dunlop, Secretary General, Climate Parliament

Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies Ltd

Roberto Bocca, Senior Director, Head of Energy Industries, World Economic

 Dr Zitouni Ould-Dada, Head of Technology Unit, UN Environment Programme

Tim Yeo MP, Chair -Energy & Climate Change Select Committee, UK Parliament

Stephen Payne, Chairman, United LNG


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Telephone: +44 (0)208 853 3293

Email: events@gdforum.org