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04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy

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At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. To achieve the objectives of the Paris agreement, a complete decarbonisation of the energy sector is required.
There has been growing global awareness that renewable energy and energy efficiency are critical not only for addressing climate change, but also for creating new economic opportunities and for providing energy access to the billions of people still living without modern energy services.
In recent years, many countries have engaged in a trajectory of energy transition.
This seminar will provide an overview of various aspects of that global transition, from international decarbonisation pathways to technological opportunities and from political challenges to socio-economic implications.

Speakers

Research associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA
Executive Secretary, REN21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, Paris Chair
Director, Institute of Energy Research-5: Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Professor, Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chair of Photovoltaics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen Chair

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

Research associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA

2002 Joint BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2003 MA in Economics, Stanford University, CA
2006 MA in Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 Leader Writer Team, Peter Martin Fellow, Financial Times, London
2007-2008 Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York
2011-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
2012-2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York
2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
2008-2013 Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2013-2014 Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2014-2016 Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
since 2016 Research Associate and Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Mag. Christine LINS

Executive Secretary, REN21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, Paris

1992-1996 Master, International Economics; Applied Languages, Johannes Keppler University Linz
2001-2011 Secretary General, EREC - European Renewable Energy Council, Brussels
since 2011 Executive Secretary, REN2 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, Paris

Prof. Uwe RAU

Director, Institute of Energy Research-5: Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich; Professor, Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chair of Photovoltaics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

1980-1987 Studies, Phyics, University of Tübingen; Université de Lyon
1991 Ph.D., Phyics, University of Tübingen
1991-1994 Post-Doc, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid-State Research, Stuttgart
1994 Visiting Scientist, Sony Research Center, Yokohama
1995-1997 Scientific Group Leader, University Bayreuth
1997-2007 Scientific Group Leader, Institute of Physical Electronics, University of Stuttgart
2002 Habilitation, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
since 2007 Director, Institute of Energy Research-5: Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2007 Full professor, Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, chair of photovoltaics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout