Investing in people: delivering a just energy transition for all Europeans
High-level & plenaries
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:00 - 10:15
Where: Auditorium 1
The IEA’s latest Global Energy Outlook report projects wind energy to become the leading form of power generation in Europe by 2028. With wind energy set to grow substantially, European regions transitioning away from fossil fuels have new opportunities for economic diversification and sustainable development. This rapid development of wind energy also means a transformation of the wider energy system that will be more decentralised, connected and flexible. This will require new skills and competences from people already working in or entering the industry. This session will explore how this transformation can be made to work for all Europeans, and how this upgrading to a new, cleaner energy system can drive a just transition, which will offer opportunities for local communities and workers to benefit.
The skills we need for tomorrow's wind industry is a half-day workshop that will build on this session. In this workshop, we will create a platform to tackle current skills gaps, skills evolution and how our industry can attract, train and retain talent. Registration is free but essential - find out more.
Deputy CEO, WindEurope
The Polish way to a just energy transition
COP24 President-designate & Secretary of State, Ministry of Environment, Poland
Offshore wind - Knowledge transfer across our ocean industries
Secretary of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
Director for Energy Policy, European Commission
Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Basque Government