Agenda

Committing to the world’s sustainable needs

The Citizens Energy Congress will provide a platform for nations, industry and civil society to share their views, common goals and solutions to tackle climate change, create meaningful actions, accelerate development and the transformation that the world needs to build back better, creating a resilient and sustainable planet for future generations.

The programme will focus on the challenging questions at the heart of the energy transition, recognising the multifaceted nature of the energy system and acknowledging the broad array of social, political, cultural, environmental, and technical forces constraining and shaping the energy future.

A selection of confirmed speakers

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Danish Prime Minister and Former CEO of Save the Children

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Mele Kolo Kyari

Group Managing Director

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

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Lorenzo Simonelli

Chairman & CEO

Baker Hughes

Bob Dudley OGCI (002)

Bob Dudley

Chairman

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Frank Mastiaux (002)

Dr. Frank Mastiaux

CEO, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW)

2019 JDS Gabriellacmarino

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Director, Center for Sustainable Development & President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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Peggy Liu

Chairperson

Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)

Mark Campanale HR

Mark Campanale

Founder and Executive Chair

Carbon Tracker

Humanity, Resources & Climate

icon01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

01:00 PM 01:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Driving the Global Energy Transition

Should the energy transition be driven by the free market or by policymakers?

With global energy consumption set to grow by nearly 50% by 2050, who best to drive the expansion of energy consumptionwith the rapid drive towards decarbonisation and cleaner forms of energy? Will the economic impacts of climate change ultimately drive free market transformation faster than policies? The impacts of climate change are already estimated to have cost trillions of dollars in lost output so will economic urgency ultimately lead the transition?  

Attendee insights: 

A must-attend session for attendees looking to understand which factors will drive the industry’s decarbonisation agenda; how globalisation and economic growth are affecting energy demand, consequently impacting the urgent economic drive set by climate change policies 

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Driving the Global Energy Transition

Should the energy transition be driven by the free market or by policymakers?

With global energy consumption set to grow by nearly 50% by 2050, who best to drive the expansion of energy consumptionwith the rapid drive towards decarbonisation and cleaner forms of energy? Will the economic impacts of climate change ultimately drive free market transformation faster than policies? The impacts of climate change are already estimated to have cost trillions of dollars in lost output so will economic urgency ultimately lead the transition?  

Attendee insights: 

A must-attend session for attendees looking to understand which factors will drive the industry’s decarbonisation agenda; how globalisation and economic growth are affecting energy demand, consequently impacting the urgent economic drive set by climate change policies 

01:45 PM 01:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon01:45 PM - 01:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

02:00 PM 02:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Taking Responsibility, Accepting Accountability

Should emissions reductions ultimately be driven by producers & suppliers or the commercial & domestic consumers of energy?

Everyone will bear some collective responsibility for tackling climate change but how much weight should be placed on energy providers? In a post-COVID world will economic recovery need to be prioritised over the financial burdens of rapid energy transition? What impact will the energy transition have on stranded assets? What would transition mean for national economies dependent on oil and gas revenues, and how can impact be managed? It is forecast that global emissions must be cut on average 7.6% each year to 2030 to meet Paris Agreement targets so how do we manage this? How achievable are the targets and timelines pledged by government and industry?

Attendee insights: 

It is paramount to understand how industries are prioritising and strategising to achieve the Paris Agreement targets whilst ensuring their businesses are profitable and at the same time meet stakeholders’ expectations. Should energy companies bear the burden of meeting most of these targets or should there be a collective response and sector coupling within industries?  In this session we discuss these pertinent issues and share insights on how the industry can thrive economically and sustainably.

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Taking Responsibility, Accepting Accountability

Should emissions reductions ultimately be driven by producers & suppliers or the commercial & domestic consumers of energy?

Everyone will bear some collective responsibility for tackling climate change but how much weight should be placed on energy providers? In a post-COVID world will economic recovery need to be prioritised over the financial burdens of rapid energy transition? What impact will the energy transition have on stranded assets? What would transition mean for national economies dependent on oil and gas revenues, and how can impact be managed? It is forecast that global emissions must be cut on average 7.6% each year to 2030 to meet Paris Agreement targets so how do we manage this? How achievable are the targets and timelines pledged by government and industry?

Attendee insights: 

It is paramount to understand how industries are prioritising and strategising to achieve the Paris Agreement targets whilst ensuring their businesses are profitable and at the same time meet stakeholders’ expectations. Should energy companies bear the burden of meeting most of these targets or should there be a collective response and sector coupling within industries?  In this session we discuss these pertinent issues and share insights on how the industry can thrive economically and sustainably.

02:45 PM 02:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon02:45 PM - 02:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

03:00 PM 03:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Human Needs vs Climate Action

How can we meet the anticipated demand growth in energy whilst slashing emissions?

The world’s population is expected to grow by 2 billion, from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050. How should the energy transition differ between developed - and developing – countries? Currently more than 1 billion people have no access to electricity, and nearly 3 billion have no access to clean cooking fuels (relying on high-polluting energy sources).   

Attendee insights: 

Access to affordable and reliable energy sources are top priorities for world leaders who have the responsibility to ensure countries have access to the resources they need to survive and economically develop alleviating energy povertyA key session gathering expert insights on how to successfully meet energy demand creating sustainable energy for all, gain profitable returns whilst reducing and mitigating carbon and methane emissions.  

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Human Needs vs Climate Action

How can we meet the anticipated demand growth in energy whilst slashing emissions?

The world’s population is expected to grow by 2 billion, from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050. How should the energy transition differ between developed - and developing – countries? Currently more than 1 billion people have no access to electricity, and nearly 3 billion have no access to clean cooking fuels (relying on high-polluting energy sources).   

Attendee insights: 

Access to affordable and reliable energy sources are top priorities for world leaders who have the responsibility to ensure countries have access to the resources they need to survive and economically develop alleviating energy povertyA key session gathering expert insights on how to successfully meet energy demand creating sustainable energy for all, gain profitable returns whilst reducing and mitigating carbon and methane emissions.  

03:45 PM 03:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

Back

IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon03:45 PM - 03:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

04:00 PM 04:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Cooperation, Politics and Competition

How do we work together to reduce emissions in an increasingly fractured and competitive geopolitical landscape?

The rise of the nation state has been prevalent during the 21st century and governments are cooperating less than ever before in tackling global challenges. COVID-19 has created further disparity and competitiveness, fracturing relationships between global powers and impacting opportunities to tackle climate change together.  Looking ahead to COP26, can governments harness collectively to deliver upon commitments of the Paris Agreement or do fractured relationships first need to be healed?  

Attendee insights: 

An important session for attendees seeking to understand what disparities have been created between nations and what steps are needed to be considered to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals. 

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Cooperation, Politics and Competition

How do we work together to reduce emissions in an increasingly fractured and competitive geopolitical landscape?

The rise of the nation state has been prevalent during the 21st century and governments are cooperating less than ever before in tackling global challenges. COVID-19 has created further disparity and competitiveness, fracturing relationships between global powers and impacting opportunities to tackle climate change together.  Looking ahead to COP26, can governments harness collectively to deliver upon commitments of the Paris Agreement or do fractured relationships first need to be healed?  

Attendee insights: 

An important session for attendees seeking to understand what disparities have been created between nations and what steps are needed to be considered to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals. 

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Session Commentary & Day 1 Conclusion Remarks

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

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IconTuesday 15 June 2021

Icon04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Session Commentary & Day 1 Conclusion Remarks

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

Technology, Innovation & Investment

icon01:00 PM - 05:15 PM

01:00 PM 01:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: The Future Energy Mix

What role can oil and gas companies play to support a sustainable energy transition?

Leading global agencies predict 50% of energy is still expected to be required from hydrocarbons by 2050. What contributions can today's companies make as the world aims for net-zero emissions as early as possible? How is the industry reducing its emissions? What's the role of a price on carbon? What opportunity does carbon capture, storage and utilisation present to decarbonise across industry and within oil and gas? Will strong carbon abatement policies provide key solutions? 

Attendee insights: 

Hydrocarbons will have a role in the future energy mix; understanding its future role will help determine which projects proceed and at what level of investment. This session will gather insights on what promising technologies, innovative solutions and policies can help the world reach its climate goals and examine the go forward role of one of the oldest and most predominate industries in the world.  

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IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: The Future Energy Mix

What role can oil and gas companies play to support a sustainable energy transition?

Leading global agencies predict 50% of energy is still expected to be required from hydrocarbons by 2050. What contributions can today's companies make as the world aims for net-zero emissions as early as possible? How is the industry reducing its emissions? What's the role of a price on carbon? What opportunity does carbon capture, storage and utilisation present to decarbonise across industry and within oil and gas? Will strong carbon abatement policies provide key solutions? 

Attendee insights: 

Hydrocarbons will have a role in the future energy mix; understanding its future role will help determine which projects proceed and at what level of investment. This session will gather insights on what promising technologies, innovative solutions and policies can help the world reach its climate goals and examine the go forward role of one of the oldest and most predominate industries in the world.  

01:45 PM 01:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

Back

IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon01:45 PM - 01:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

02:00 PM 02:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Technology and Innovation to Deliver Cleaner Energy

Technology that delivers: which innovations can immediately move us towards net-zero?

What technologies are needed to achieve a net-zero world? Can technology growth meet climate change needs? How quickly and at what pace can low carbon technologies be developed and deployed? What role is there for 'green' hydrogen as a leader in the clean energy transition and can it be scaled quickly enough to impact? Big data is helping us to move towards decentralising energy through the implementation of smarter, more efficient, fully integrated networks – could this be the strongest opportunity to deliver on net-zero? What other technologies and solutions exist to help us engineer a better and cleaner planet?  

Attendee insights: 

A must-attend session for attendees looking to understand what technology and innovations can help fast-track the world’s decarbonisation journey achieving carbon neutrality

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IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Technology and Innovation to Deliver Cleaner Energy

Technology that delivers: which innovations can immediately move us towards net-zero?

What technologies are needed to achieve a net-zero world? Can technology growth meet climate change needs? How quickly and at what pace can low carbon technologies be developed and deployed? What role is there for 'green' hydrogen as a leader in the clean energy transition and can it be scaled quickly enough to impact? Big data is helping us to move towards decentralising energy through the implementation of smarter, more efficient, fully integrated networks – could this be the strongest opportunity to deliver on net-zero? What other technologies and solutions exist to help us engineer a better and cleaner planet?  

Attendee insights: 

A must-attend session for attendees looking to understand what technology and innovations can help fast-track the world’s decarbonisation journey achieving carbon neutrality

02:45 PM 02:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

Back

IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon02:45 PM - 02:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

03:00 PM 03:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: The Energy Transition – Investments and Liabilities

Securing investment in a net-zero world: how to manage risk in a volatile market environment?

Achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated $1 trillion-$2 trillion a year of additional investments - how will this be paid for and will it be to the detriment of other critical needs? How are companies securing investment? How to manage risks for asset management and investment growth? What does sustainable investing mean for the industry? How is the industry working with regulators and policymakers to develop successful low-carbon investment strategies?  

Attendee insights: 

This strategic session will offer attendees a deeper understanding on risks, rewards and investments needed to manage a successful transition; from industry, government and investors perspectives.  

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IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: The Energy Transition – Investments and Liabilities

Securing investment in a net-zero world: how to manage risk in a volatile market environment?

Achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated $1 trillion-$2 trillion a year of additional investments - how will this be paid for and will it be to the detriment of other critical needs? How are companies securing investment? How to manage risks for asset management and investment growth? What does sustainable investing mean for the industry? How is the industry working with regulators and policymakers to develop successful low-carbon investment strategies?  

Attendee insights: 

This strategic session will offer attendees a deeper understanding on risks, rewards and investments needed to manage a successful transition; from industry, government and investors perspectives.  

03:45 PM 03:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

Back

IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon03:45 PM - 03:55 PM

Session Commentary

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

04:00 PM 04:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Renewables and Cost Parity

Achieving cost parity: balancing the future energy mix with renewables and powering the energy transition

It is estimated that 75% of new global solar and onshore wind capacity will produce electricity cheaper than any hydrocarbons. Is there a place for decarbonising oil and gas or should the industry focus its attention and investment on the switch to renewables? Concurrently, it is estimated that renewables power generation will spur renewable growth, but what does a net-zero power sector look like? How to guarantee stability, security and affordability of a decarbonised power sector? How to develop renewables at the pace and scale needed to meet the world's energy needs?  

Attendee insights: 

Achieving a balanced energy mix is fundamental to create stable economy and meeting the world’s growing energy consumption demands. Renewables are becoming more relevant and widely considered by nations and companies as the energy resource of choice. Howeveraccording to many industry experts, hydrocarbons will remain an important part of the global energy mix for many more years to come whilst renewables slowly take their place in the mix. Many challenges are yet to be overcome by renewable producers but when the industry is ready, what will happen to oil and gas? This session will gather expert insights on the evolving landscape of the world’s energy mix, how to decarbonise the power sector and how renewable energy is increasing its role in the world's energy mix.

Back

IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Strategic Panel Session: Renewables and Cost Parity

Achieving cost parity: balancing the future energy mix with renewables and powering the energy transition

It is estimated that 75% of new global solar and onshore wind capacity will produce electricity cheaper than any hydrocarbons. Is there a place for decarbonising oil and gas or should the industry focus its attention and investment on the switch to renewables? Concurrently, it is estimated that renewables power generation will spur renewable growth, but what does a net-zero power sector look like? How to guarantee stability, security and affordability of a decarbonised power sector? How to develop renewables at the pace and scale needed to meet the world's energy needs?  

Attendee insights: 

Achieving a balanced energy mix is fundamental to create stable economy and meeting the world’s growing energy consumption demands. Renewables are becoming more relevant and widely considered by nations and companies as the energy resource of choice. Howeveraccording to many industry experts, hydrocarbons will remain an important part of the global energy mix for many more years to come whilst renewables slowly take their place in the mix. Many challenges are yet to be overcome by renewable producers but when the industry is ready, what will happen to oil and gas? This session will gather expert insights on the evolving landscape of the world’s energy mix, how to decarbonise the power sector and how renewable energy is increasing its role in the world's energy mix.

04:45 PM 05:15 PM

Session Commentary & Citizens Energy Congress Closing Remarks

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.

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IconWednesday 16 June 2021

Icon04:45 PM - 05:15 PM

Session Commentary & Citizens Energy Congress Closing Remarks

Policy experts, market analysts and industry specialists will recap the sessions’ highlights and share meaningful and unique post-session actionable outcomes and takeaways.