Fostering consensus-driven foundations for change
We are witnessing seismic change across the energy industry. As the world pivots to low-carbon energy, complex and vast challenges face the energy value chain.
To overcome these challenges, we must reset the energy system. There is a need for clearly defined strategies, greater collaboration and accelerated innovation.
The Citizens Energy Congress will bring together a broad spectrum of energy industry professionals, policy makers, investors, and civil society. Together, these groups will challenge the concepts and constraints of the existing energy models and foster consensus-driven foundations for a low carbon energy system.
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director, Center for Sustainable Development
President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Paul F. Browning
President and CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas and Chief Regional Officer Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas, Mitsubishi Power
Senior Advisor - BCG, Chair of Investment Committee - David Rockefeller Fund, Chair - U.N. Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance
Dr. Jennifer Wilcox
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (Acting Assistant Secretary)
U.S. Department of Energy
Managing Director - Climate & Energy
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Professor Jason Bordoff
Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School
Founding Director of Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy
Director of Sustainable Finance, SYSTEMIQ; Director of the Blended Finance Taskforce
Dr Sara Walker
Reader in Energy and Director of The Centre for Energy, School of Engineering, Newcastle University
Visiting Professor of Energy Economics, School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University (UK)
The Citizens Energy Congress will enable a broad spectrum of energy industry professionals, policy makers, investors and civil society to challenge the concepts and constraints of the existing energy models and to foster consensus-driven foundations for a low-carbon energy system.
By participating, you will engage with key energy stakeholders, discover diverse opinions and participate in vigorous debate to help inform future strategic direction.
The Citizens Energy Congress will attract thousands of executives from across all parts of the energy value chain, from energy producers, investors and policy makers, to end-users, tech providers and civil society representatives.
Together, these groups provide diverse opinions and vigorous debate to help inform future strategic direction.
Six key influencer groups will be represented.
Focusing on the 3 enablers of the energy transition
New ideas, strategies and business models are required to meet the challenge facing the energy industry.
The future energy system will be created by greater engagement across the value chain and forging new partnerships has never been more important.
The creation of new technologies, business models and ideas are happening at an unprecedented pace and the entire value chain must both understand and embrace the change.
What makes the Citizens Energy Congress unique?
Delivering a broad, balanced participation
Industry, government, finance and civil society leaders will be invited from across all parts of the future energy value chain, providing diverse opinions and vigorous debate to help inform future strategic direction.
Addressing the difficult questions
The agenda recognises the multifaceted nature of the energy system and acknowledges the broad array of social, political, cultural, environmental and technical forces that constrain and shape the ecosystem’s evolution.
Engaging civil society
At the heart of the discussion will be civil society leaders who will be able to challenge the conceptions and constraints of the current energy paradigm, and foster consensus-driven foundations for change.
The agenda will address the difficult questions facing the energy industry as it strives to balance energy access and climate change commitments. The broad audience will facilitate a balanced debate between all stakeholders from producers, end users, technology and service providers to investors, policy makers and civil society.