The 3rd edition of Mediterranean Sustainable Energy Summit 2010 will be held in Athens. This summit is a potential hub for east-west sustainable energy developments. It will interpret the outcomes of the UN’s Copenhagen conference and the implications for future energy and environment policy development in the Mediterranean region. It will bring together senior most persons from the related industry to debate and discuss on the challenges that climate change presents in the Mediterranean region and how to establish this region as the sustainable energy hub for Europe. It will initiate forward thinking on climate and energy strategies and a partnership approach between the public and private sectors. Keynote addresses, expert panel discussions and in-depth case studies will be there and cover policies, practices and business opportunities describing the future climate and sustainable energy developments of the region.
The key points for discussion at the conference are:
- What steps need be to taken to launch the Mediterranean as the sustainable energy powerhouse for Europe? What investment is required and what economic benefits would be gained?
- How can Government and business work together to prioritize energy efficiency and conservation and adapt the region to the effects of climate change?
- Where are the investment opportunities in renewable energy technologies and green business in the region? Can climate challenge be turned into an opportunity?
- What progress is being made in reducing the carbon footprint of cities? What techniques and technologies can be applied within the cities of Southeast Europe?
- What steps are leading companies taking to reduce emissions and manage energy costs? How are solar and wind energy being harnessed and used in the real world?
- Energy and environmental ministers
- Government officials
- Corporate leaders
- Global experts
- Renewable energy companies
- Alternative fuel producers
- New energy technology players
- New entrants into clean energy e.g. agribusiness and agribio technology
Institute for Climate and Energy Security