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International Energy Week 2024
In search of the energy transition
The global energy system has proved itself capable of responding fast to immediate geopolitical shocks. In the face of the crisis precipitated by the Ukraine conflict, conventional energy markets have struggled but largely adapted to the new reality, with unprecedented changes in global trade flows, albeit at a huge cost to consumers.
But in its response to the climate emergency, the energy system is stubbornly resisting the permanent transformation required. Almost a decade on from the Paris Agreement and with dangerous climate impacts now hitting every continent, coal, oil and gas continue to dominate more than 80% of the global energy mix. Despite record growth in renewable electricity, emissions from energy continue to increase. In addition, hundreds of millions of people still don’t enjoy the benefits of access to sustainable energy.
And now the COP28 UAE Consensus makes the historic call for a transition away from all fossil fuels to enable the world to reach net zero by 2050.
Given the scale of this challenge and the long lead times involved, we are losing ground in the race to remove greenhouse gas emissions from our energy system. The technologies exist and the costs are falling. So what’s holding us back?
Convened by the Energy Institute’s sector experts and informed by the EI Statistical Review of World Energy, International Energy Week 2024 will be the biggest global energy meeting following the first UN Global Stocktake and other outcomes from COP28 in Dubai.
It will focus on identifying and overcoming the barriers standing in the way of accelerating the global energy transition – from policy and regulation to finance and governance, from energy efficiency and shifting demand to capability, people and skills.
Building on the renowned legacy of IP Week, the conference brings together senior figures from across the energy industry, investors, government, academia and NGOs. It’s where the latest strategic thinking, intelligence, and opportunities are shared, and collaboration happens.
Over three days of high-profile keynotes, panel discussions, and networking, and culminating in the prestigious International Energy Week dinner and awards ceremony, the week attracts more than 1,000 delegates from around the globe.
It is the essential annual fixture for those leading on corporate strategy, business development, and technological innovation, those wanting to retain a competitive edge, and anyone seeking insight into the great challenges facing humanity.
Can't join us in person? We will also be streaming the entire event on our online platform RD Mobile - select the online access option when booking. Delegates attending in person or online will have the ability to use the International Energy Week app, allowing access to the delegate list and the opportunity to connect with others.
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What we heard at International Energy Week 2023
Damilola Ogunbiyi receives EI President’s Award at International Energy Week 2023
EI President’s Award 2023 Damilola Ogunbiyi: on access to energy
EI President’s Award 2023 Damilola Ogunbiyi: on representation
’Net zero has gone viral’ | future Net Zero
Chris Skidmore ’Oil and gas are part of the net zero transition’
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International Energy Week
Transitioning out of crisis
Here's what people said about International Energy Week:
'There's no world we can live in where energy poverty can remain but we hit our climate goals. That's why gatherings like this are really important to have everybody in the room working to a solution. People just want power; they just want to live a dignified life - and you cannot live a dignified life without energy.'
'International Energy Week is really important because it's a place where you can bring that environmental imperative and the security agenda together and think about it in a holistic way.'
'This is one of the flagship events of the year in the energy sector, bringing together everyone from the power sector right through to oil and gas, and all the other new innovations coming through in the energy sectors.'
'Ground breaking line up...great to see both sides of the energy transition debate in the room together.'
Driving the energy transition - John MacArthur, Chair of International Energy Week 2022 and Group Climate Change Officer at ADNOC.
A bright energy future lies ahead as the world transitions to a low-carbon future, says John, as he gives an insight into what to expect at International Energy Week 2022
Q & A with Nick Walker, President and CEO of Lundin Energy
Given the challenges during 2020, what have been the key lessons for Lundin Energy?
EI President Steve Holliday FREng FEI discusses the importance of IP Week
'2050? Talk 2030, and you’ve got my attention'. Read the full interview in Petroleum Review.
Supporting a kingdom of change - Q&A with Reem Abdullah Al-Ghanim in Petroleum Review
Workplace diversity is key to success, says Reem Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Head of HR & Support Services in Chemicals Business, Saudi Aramco, who will be speaking at IP Week 2021.
Jean-Francois Gauthier, VP, Sales and Marketing at GHGSat discusses the space race to cut emissions
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions is key to a low carbon future, says Jean-Francois Gauthier, VP, Sales and Marketing, GHGSat, an EI Company Member. Read the full interview in November's Petroleum Review.
IP Week 2020 photos
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Dr Leena Srivastava discusses how India is tackling poverty, pollution and skill set development, as the country transitions to a low carbon future
Read the full interview in February's Petroleum Review