The FPS Economy - DG Energy and the Agoria Energy Technology Club, have the pleasure to invite you on Tuesday 2 February 2021 for the presentation of the “World Energy Outlook 2020”.
At this occasion, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), will present the key findings of the World Energy Outlook 2020 (WEO).
During this virtual event, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), will present the key findings of the World Energy Outlook 2020 (WEO).
Dr. Birol will be introduced by Mrs. Tinne Van der Straeten, federal Minister for Energy. She will also present the highlights of the Belgian energy policy. State Secretary for Recovery Program and Strategic Investments, Mr. Thomas Dermine, will subsequently inform the audience about the state of play of the Belgian Recovery Program.
These high-level interventions will be followed by an interactive debate between the three speakers, during which the audience can participate through several online polling rounds.
About the World Energy Outlook 2020
The World Energy Outlook series is a leading source of strategic insight on the future of energy and energy-related emissions, based on outlooks for all fuels, technologies and regions, based on the latest market data, policy initiatives and cost trends.
The WEO offers energy decision makers a hard, evidence-based look at where they stand and the implications of the choices they make. The publication does not provide a forecast of what will happen. Instead, it provides a set of scenarios that explore different possible futures, the actions – or inactions – that bring them about and the interconnections between different parts of the system.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused more disruption to the energy sector than any other event in recent history, leaving impacts that will be felt for years to come. This IEA World Energy Outlook (WEO) examines in detail the effects of the pandemic, and in particular how it affects the prospects for rapid clean energy transitions. It is too soon to say whether today’s crisis represents a setback for efforts to bring about a more secure and sustainable energy system, or a catalyst that accelerates the pace of change. The pandemic is far from over, many uncertainties remain and crucial energy policy decisions have yet to be made.
This Outlook explores different pathways out of the Covid-19 crisis, with a particular focus on a pivotal next ten years to 2030. At this hugely consequential moment for the energy sector and for the urgent global response to climate change, the WEO-2020 illustrates the historic nature of the choices, opportunities and pitfalls that will shape where we go from here.
|14h00||Welcome and presentation of the federal energy policy by Mrs. Tinne Van der Straeten, Minister for Energy|
|14h10||Presentation of the WEO 2020 results by Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)|
|14h40||Presentation of the Belgian Recovery Program by Mr. Thomas Dermine, State Secretary for Recovery Program and Strategic Investments|
Interactive debate, including polling, on “The role of the energy transition in the recovery policy”, between:
- Mrs. Tinne Van der Straeten, Minister for Energy
- Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director International Energy Agency
- Mr. Thomas Dermine, State Secretary for Recovery Program and Strategic Investments
Moderated by Mrs. Nancy Mahieu, Director General for Energy and Mr. Pieter-Jan Provoost, Club Manager - Agoria Energy Technology Club
Concluding remarks by Pieter-Jan Provoost
This conference will be held in English. No simultaneous translation will be provided. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
Tuesday 2 February 2021, 14:00 - 15:40