The members of the newly-formed Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation have been introduced.
They embrace the previous Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy; Ex-US Energy Secretary Bill Richardson; Statoil chief economist Eirik WÃ¦rness and the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Z. Amin. It shall be led by former Iceland president Olafur Grimsson.
The fee was launched in January throughout the Assembly of IRENA and its work is supported by the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.
The line-up was introduced on the second day of the annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD), hosted by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Economy and Energy. The fee will meet for the primary time throughout the BETD to determine a roadmap in the direction of the event an authoritative report back to be launched throughout IRENA’s subsequent Assembly going down in Abu Dhabi, in January.
Grimsson stated the fee “represents a very formidable physique of world leaders who will convey rigour, crucial considering, and a broad vary of views to the desk as we analyse the potential results of a renewables-based power system on nationwide and international politics”.
“As a outcome, this fee’s work shall be a strong evaluation of the evolving geopolitics of power as we transfer in the direction of the post-carbon period.”
The commissioners will convey skilled views from nations the world over and can replicate insights from each conventional power exporters and internet power importers. Countries at varied levels of renewable power exploration and improvement are additionally represented within the fee’s membership.
“The shift to renewable power is proving to be one of the vital positively transformational traits of our age,” stated Adnan Z. Amin. “Renewables supply an economical pathway to poverty discount, elevated power entry and financial development while lowering energy-related emissions.”,
“As we transfer in the direction of a extra decarbonised, decentralized and digitized power system, and scale-up renewables according to the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, international locations might want to higher perceive the character of the evolving geopolitical panorama, in order to make sure prosperity and peace.”