What is expected from the German "Energiewende"? Is energy transition primarily a technical or a sociopolitical challenge? And how can the international community organise joint learning on technical and political solutions for sustainable transformation?
These and other questions will be addressed by our panelists (listed in alphabetical order):
- Claudia Kemfert
Head of Department "Energy, Transportation, Environment"
German Institute for Economic Research / Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
- Nebojsa Nakicenovic
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) & Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
- Udo Niehage
Senior Vice President
Head of Government Affairs Berlin & Company Representative for the German Energy Transition, Siemens AG
- Jeffrey D. Sachs
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) & Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) & Co-Chair, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
There will be plenty of time for audience interventions and participants are invited to join us for a networking reception afterwards.
The event is co-organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDSN was founded in 2012 under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and connects institutions and key individuals from developing, emerging and industrialised countries. The DIE has been an official network member since 2013.
We really look forward to your participation. Kindly fill in the online registration form until 24 February 2014 to register for this event in advance as places are limited.
The discussion will be held in english.