Energy 2050 Director in the run-up to COP 21

In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP 21, Jon Price will be speaking at the EDF climate and energy conference on innovations needed to support the development and rapid decarbonisation of the economy. The conference will be held on the 15th of September 2015 in Paris an will be chaired by Fatih Birol, the newly appointed CEO of the International Energy Agency and Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s energy advisory board.

Researchers from think tanks and the academic world, and representatives of international organisations will be discussing the role of electricity and the challenges involved in transforming our industry to meet the needs of a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

 

Programme

Opening session – Introduction by Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Session #1 What role will electricity play in a low-carbon and low-energy future?

Keynote speaker: Laura Cozzi, Deputy Head of the Directorate of Global Energy Economics at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris.

Speakers:
Patrick Criqui, Senior Researcher at CNRS, Director of the Economics of Sustainable Development and Energy Research Group (Pact-EDDEN, CNRS-UGA), Grenoble.
Youba Sokona, Special Advisor on sustainable development at the South Centre, Geneva.

Moderator: Michel Colombier, co-founder and Scientific Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and Associate Professor at Sciences-Po, Paris.

 

Session #2 What conditions are needed for a rapid, widespread deployment of low-carbon electricity technologies?

Keynote speaker: Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London.

Speakers:
Marcelo Poppe, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic Studies and Management (CGEE) in Brasília. Jim Williams, Chief Scientist, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), San Francisco.
Jim Williams, Chief Scientist, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), San Francisco.

Moderator: Christophe Bonnery, Chairman of the French Association for Energy Economics, Paris.

Session #3 What innovations are needed to support the development and rapid decarbonisation of the economy?

Keynote speaker: Jim Watson, Director, UK Energy Research Centre, London.

Speakers:
Jon Price, Director of the Energy 2050 initiative, University of Sheffield.
Hugo Altomonte, former Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division

Moderator: Richard Baron, Advisor, OECD, Round Table on Sustainable Development, Paris.