|15.00 - 16.30
Global energy prospects and their implications for energy security & sustainable development. Special session with:
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
The global energy landscape continues to be in a state of flux and understanding the ongoing shifts in markets, technology and policy—and the impact of this interplay on the energy sector—has never been more critical. Each year, the IEA’s World Energy Outlook provides comprehensive analysis on the evolution of the global energy system, incorporating the latest data and market developments. This session outlined the key findings of the most recent edition of the report, and explained their implications for energy security and sustainability. It also covered recent developments and future prospects for a range of low-carbon technologies, including renewables, nuclear power, hydrogen and CCUS, that are vital to accelerate global clean energy transitions.
|16.30 - 17.30
Transport innovation for sustainable development
Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum
Celso Delgado, Member of Parliament, Spain
Jessica Thunander, Member of Parliament, Sweden
Transport provides our citizens with access – it empowers them to reach their workplaces, attend school, be treated in hospitals, and bring their goods to market. This makes transport policy a powerful lever for expanding citizens’ opportunities, for making societies more inclusive and for fostering a sustainable economic development. Yet today’s mobility remains 90% reliant on oil and emits almost a quarter of man-made CO2 emissions. Demand for mobility is growing rapidly, so decarbonising transport is urgent. Many innovative technologies and business models are transforming transport and could offer pathways toward more sustainable mobility and thus sustainable development. To achieve that, governments will need to set the right regulatory conditions – and also show themselves capable of putting in place innovative approaches to governance and regulation.
|16.30 - 18.00
Focus on Gender: Making the web a safer place for women
Social media training session in partnership with Women Political Leaders
Conference Centre – room CC4
Introduction: Rick Zedník, Managing Director, WPL
Workshop session in English only
Lina Gálvez Muñoz, Member of the European Parliament (Spain)
Shandana Gulsar Khan, Member of the Parliament, Pakistan
Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece - Ambassador of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign
Elisa Borry-Estrade, Politics & Government for France & Southern Europe, Facebook
In less than two decades, we have come to rely on the web and social media in particular for our communications. This is true nowhere more so than in politics. The opportunity for politicians to engage directly and immediately with constituents means people are connected to politics in unprecedented ways. This brings many new benefits to politicians. It also brings risks. For women politicians, the risks are even greater than for their male counterparts. In this session, we heard personal experiences of the good and the bad. We also heard best practices for mitigating the risks, turning challenging situations into opportunities, and leading through constructive dialogue.