The registration period remains open for those wishing to attend the Berlin Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (#betd2017 on Twitter) until 31 January 2016. According to its website, the Dialogue “brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world.”
The Dialogue, which will run for two days on 20 and 21 March, will focus on two main themes. The first theme will be how existing energy systems can be successfully aligned with the targets of the Paris Climate Change Agreement as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 in a cost-efficient way. The second theme focuses on how best to set the right framework in order to trigger the necessary investments required into energy efficiency and renewable energy in due time.
Hosted by the German Federal Government in cooperation with the Renewable Energy Foundation (REE), the Solar Association, the German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon, 2017 will not be the first time the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has been organised and successfully hosted. By attending participants will have the opportunity to “discuss the latest energy developments, innovative political instruments, new investment opportunities and future business propositions deriving from the ongoing transformation of the global energy sector.”
It is expected that in excess of 1000 high-level participants will attend the 2016 Dialogue conference and “come together to discuss viable concepts for the ongoing transformation of the energy sector – the Energiewende.” More than 70 countries will be represented, there will be more than 50 state delegations and more than 30 energy and foreign affairs ministers will be present. In addition to the official events connected with the official two-day Dialogue there will be a series of side events, study tours and business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) networking opportunities on offer.
Those interested in registering for the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 can do so here but will require a valid passport for personal identification purposes.