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PBL Academy Lecture by Fatih Birol (International Energy Agency)

Newsitem | 10-09-2018

During his PBL Academy Lecture on 15 November 2018, dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, will present the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018, describing the latest projections, technology trends and policy announcements on a global level. This year’s WEO includes a special focus on two critical areas, electricity and fuel producing economies.

The WEO also examines how innovation can improve the environmental performance of various sources of oil and natural gas, and extends the Sustainable Development Scenario of the IEA by also including the linkages between energy and water.

World Energy Outlook: a world in transformation

The world is in transformation and our energy future is electrifying, with low-carbon technologies on the rise and electricity demand set to grow at twice the pace of energy demand as a whole. What are the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements and what will they mean for the energy sector up to 2040? How can we achieve the multiple sustainable development goals of limiting global temperature rise, addressing air pollution, while also ensuring universal access to energy?

Programme 

09:30   Welcome

10:00   Lecture by dr. Fatih Birol

10:55   Reflection by Minister Eric Wiebes, followed by Q&A

11:30   Discussion with the audience

12:00   Networking Lunch

Prof. dr. Hans Mommaas, Director-General of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency will host the event. The language is English.

About the speakers

Dr. Fatih Birol is Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Paris.

Ir. Eric Wiebes is the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in the Dutch government.

Registration

To attend the lecture, please fill out the registration form. Once registered, should you – inadvertently– be unable to attend, please let us know.