This high-level conference is co-organised with the International Energy Agency to host the official Brussels launch of the World Energy Outlook 2015.
The event will start with the presentation of the latest IEA flagship publication by Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, followed by a high-level panel debate, moderated by Chris Burns, Strategic Adviser at Friends of Europe.
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09.30 – 10.00 Welcome coffee and registration of participants
10.00 – 12.00 Presentation of the WEO2015 followed by a high-level panel discussion
The global climate negotiations leading up to December’s Paris conference, along with the precipitous fall in oil prices, and conflicts and instability in the Middle East are all making energy markets around the world more volatile than ever. What are the economic, environmental and security implications of so much uncertainty for Europe? How does Europe fit into the changing world energy panorama? If lower oil prices persist, what will that mean for markets, policies, competitiveness, investment and the energy mix in the EU? Will other countries’ climate pledges have an impact on Europe and will they in any case be enough to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C?
High-level panel discussion by
Fatih Birol / Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Giles Dickson / Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Susana Quintana-Plaza / Senior Vice President for Technology & Innovation at E.ON
Maroš Šefčovič / EU Vice-President for Energy Union
Eirik Wærness / Chief Economist of Statoil
Moderated by Chris Burns / Strategic Adviser at Friends of Europe
12.00 End of the conference and sandwich lunch