• VIP TOUR TO THE EXPO CITY: EXPO 2017 “Future Energy”

    Ministers and Heads of Delegations will receive a guided tour featuring highlights of EXPO 2017

  • OPEN-AIR CULTURAL SHOW “GREAT STEPPE”

    Amphitheater, Exhibition Complex Area

  • REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

  • CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY AND SPECIAL ADDRESSES

    Main Conference Hall, Congress Center

     

    Special addresses:

    • Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, Prime-Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Co-Chairs:

    • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
    • Timur Kulibayev, Chairman, KAZENERGY Association
    • Shamhad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UN ESCAP


    Speakers:


    Bakytzhan Sagintayev

    Prime-Minister

    Republic of Kazakhstan


    Timur Kulibayev

    Chairman

    KAZENERGY Association

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  • MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE:

    MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

    Main Conference Hall, Congress Center

     

    Chair: Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

     

    Keynote addresses:

    • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, European Commission
    • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

     

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires countries to pursue concerted and accelerated action on sustainable energy in their national programs to reconcile the world’s growing need for energy services with mitigating the impacts of energy resource development and use.

    While energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy can address future energy security and climate change concerns, they do not respond to all the questions that sustainable energy systems pose. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and managing methane emissions throughout the fossil energy value chain can help meet ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets, while fossil fuels remain part of the energy system. This will thereby allow fossil fuels to become “part of the solution”. All technologies have a role to play in an energy system guided by rational economics.

    The ministerial dialogues will be introduced through the perspectives of two distinguished guests that will provide their views of a future energy system and the consequences and challenges ahead in getting there. Ministers may then share experiences and views on the outlook in the coming decades and discuss opportunities and synergies with a particular focus on the interplay between renewable energy and fossil fuels.

     

    In an interactive panel discussion ministers, heads of international organizations and business leaders will be invited to discuss aspects of:

     

    • Energy balances and energy security
    • Oil price developments and attainment of energy-related sustainable development goals
    • Future strategies for fossil based economies and related paradigm shifts
    • Easing tension between climate goals and development for fossil-based economies
    • The changing architecture of global energy markets


    Speakers:


    LI Yong

    Director General

    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


    Maroš Šefčovič

    Vice-President for Energy Union

    European Commission


    Fatih Birol

    Executive Director

    International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • PRESS CONFERENCE

    Press Center, Congress Center

    By invitation only

  • JOINT NETWORKING LUNCH

    Dining Hall, Congress Center

     

  • MINISTERIAL DIALOGUES – 4 PARALLEL SETS

    Energy security, regional trade

    & infrastructure

     

    Energy-climate-food nexus: Towards a circular economy

     

    Renewable energy

    in Central Asia

     

    Promoting new technologies & innovations

     

  • 1. ENERGY SECURITY, REGIONAL TRADE & INFRASTRUCTURE

    Conference Hall 1, Congress Center

     

    Chair: Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy For All

     

     

    Energy security remains a major influencing driver in today’s national policy-making. Divergent views on the opportunities, threats, and security of energy trade continue to exist, and there is debate on the future of regional trade and joint infrastructure planning. Regional cooperation can function as an accelerator towards achieving a sustainable energy system, but there needs to be a common view on mutually beneficial economic interdependence.

     

    In an interactive panel discussion ministers, heads of international organizations and business leaders will be invited to discuss aspects of:

     

    • How do obstacles to regional cooperation impede attainment of the energy-related sustainable development goals?
    • How can countries assure energy security while transforming their energy balances?
    • What are the implications of pursuing energy independence versus energy interdependence?
    • What are the most effective means of promoting regional connectivity of energy infrastructure projects?
    • What are the key barriers to investment in infrastructure, and what options exist to overcome them?
    • What are the most effective recent green finance mechanisms?


    Speakers:


    Rachel Kyte

    Chief Executive Officer

    Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

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  • 2. ENERGY-CLIMATE-FOOD NEXUS: TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    Conference Hall 2, Congress Center

     

    Chair: Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, UNEP (1998-2006)

     

     

    Interactions between the global energy, climate and food systems are complex and major decisions in one sector have great implications on the other. Large-scale hydropower development increases competition for land use for food production while offering water storage and irrigation but also interfering with downstream water resources planning. Circular economy approaches can improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and maintain stability of ecosystems. Cross-sectoral holistic policy-making plays a key role in anticipating potential trade-offs and maximizing synergies while avoiding negative impacts for livelihoods and the environment.

     

    In an interactive panel discussion ministers, heads of international organizations and business leaders will be invited to discuss aspects of:

     

    • How can policy frameworks that address water, food and energy comprehensively advance attainment of the sustainable development agenda?
    • Can regional cooperation maximize synergies and reduce competition?
    • What innovative approaches exist for circular economy and resource efficiency?
    • Can holistic energy policies be embraced in national action plans?
    • Is it possible to act with crosscutting approaches to achieve the sustainable development goals given the current institutional arrangements?
    • What are effective means for enhancing consumer awareness and change behaviors?


    Speakers:


    Klaus Toepfer

    Executive Director (1998-2006)

    United Nations Environmental Programme

  • 3. RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CENTRAL ASIA

    Conference Hall 3, Congress Center

     

    Chair: Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA (tbc)

     

    The countries of Central Asia are taking positive steps to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy. Yet there is a need for additional efforts in the region to strengthen the enabling environments through dedicated policies and regulatory frameworks to catalyze, among others, private sector investments as well as raise awareness about the benefits of renewable energy deployment. The objective of the session is to agree on a specific action plan in promoting renewable energies in Central Asia.

     

    In an interactive panel discussion ministers, heads of international organizations and business leaders will be invited to discuss aspects of:

     

    • What are the regions specific challenges and opportunities in scaling-up the uptake of renewables?
    • Which are the main barriers for deployment of renewables in the region?
    • Which role can development partners play to increase awareness on the benefits of renewable energy?
    • What policy actions should be taken to promote RE in Central Asia.

     

    Release of Communique / RE Actions for Central Asia.



    Speakers:


    Adnan Amin

    Director-General

    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • 4. PROMOTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS

    Conference Hall 4, Congress Center

     

    Chair: Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, UNDP

     

     

    Countries are transforming how they generate, distribute and consume energy. This energy transition will have a fundamental impact on our society and quality of life, but can only be achieved through technological breakthrough and innovation. In particular, big data and new market entrants are changing the traditional landscape. EXPO 2017 Future Energy is a global showcase of most advanced sustainable energy technologies developed around the world. Such technologies can address at the same time energy security as well as climate concerns, but many challenges remain.

     

    In an interactive panel discussion ministers, heads of international organizations and business leaders will be invited to discuss aspects of:

     

    • How are new technologies and innovation transforming the energy sector?
    • What are the barriers to increase technology research and development?
    • Traditional and new energy service models – how do they compare? What drives the change?
    • The role of information technology and big data innovation in energy industry?
    • Which successful technology collaborations exist in a national or regional context?
    • How could a green technology and investment center in the region support the needed transformation?
    • How can countries prepare for the necessary infrastructure changes?


    Speakers:


    Cihan Sultanoğlu

    Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

    United Nations Development Programme

  • NETWORKING AND COFFEE BREAK

  • INSIGHTS FROM THE MINISTERIAL DIALOGUES

    Main Conference Hall, Congress Center

     

    Chair:  Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations (tbc)

     

    The current rate of improvement in energy efficiency, the deployment of net low carbon energy solutions, and the provision of sustainable access to modern energy services are insufficient. Energy’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will falter in the absence of concrete measures to improve energy productivity, rationalize energy use, optimize energy resources, and deploy both new energy technologies and sustainable energy infrastructure. International cooperation and concrete actions have a role to play.

     

    Chairs of five Ministerial Dialogues will be invited to provide their insights based on report-back from their respective sessions.



    Speakers:


    Wu Hongbo

    Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

    United Nations

  • CEREMONY – ADOPTING MINISTERIAL DECLARATION

    Main Conference Hall, Congress Center

     

    Co-Chairs:

    • Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy, Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
    • Shamhad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UN ESCAP

     

    Statements by Heads of Delegations.

     

    Heads of Delegations will be invited to adopt a joint declaration which reaffirms the importance of energy collaboration among countries for tackling common energy challenges and shaping a sustainable energy future for all.



    Speakers:


    Kanat Bozumbayev

    Minister of Energy

    Republic of Kazakhstan

  • CONFERENCE PHOTO

  • MINISTERIAL GALA DINNER HOSTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

    Venue TBC

    Keynote address:      Rapil Zhoshybayev, Commissioner of “EXPO 2017”



    Speakers:


    Rapil Zhoshybayev

    Commissioner

    EXPO 2017 "Future Energy"

  • Plenary: Hard Talks on “Sustainable Energy of the 21st Century – Government meets Industry”

     

    1st Hard Talk: Energy Transition/Energy Security for Sustainable Development

    Moderated round table discussion

    • Partnerships / SDG17
    • The future of trade and energy infrastructure planning
    • Energy security remains as driver in today’s national policy-making
    • Opportunities and threats of energy trade
  • 2nd Hard Talk: Interplay between Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels

    Moderated round table discussion

    • Challenges of reconciling tight emissions pathway with development aspirations
    • The need to modernise fossil-based economies
    • Tracking progress in Sustainable Energy – Results of GTF reports and REN21: Key challenges of Sustainable Energy in the regions
  • Press Conference for REN21 UNECE RE Status Report launch

  • Session:

    Findings of UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2017 Organizer: UNECE, REN21

    Session:

    Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Framework Guidelines

    Organizer: UNECE

    Session:

    The Role of Gas in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Organizer: UNECE, ECA, IGU

    Session:

    Regional Technology and Investment Center

    Organizer: Kazakhstan, UNDP, ESCWA

  • Session:

    Renewable Energy Grid Integration in Central Asia and Caucasus

    Organizer:

    IRENA, UNECE

    Session:

    Synergies of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency  

    Session:

    Reducing Methane Emissions from the Extractive Industries Organizer: UNECE, Poland ICE, China ICE

    Session:

    Tracking Progress in Sustainable Energy: GTF Regional Reports

    Organizer: ECA, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNECE, WB, SE4All

     

  • Plenary: Messages from the Sessions / Key discussion points

  • Press Conference for GTF Regional Reports Launch

  • Renewable Energy Pipeline Projects

    Organizer: ESCWA, UNECE, ECA, EU TAF

    Creating the Business Case for Energy Efficiency: Engaging Governments with Industry.

    Organizer: UNECE, UNIDO, C2E2, ESCWA, BG Consulting Engineers

    Best Practices in High Efficiency-Low Emissions Coal Power Generation

    Organizer: UNECE

    Session Regional cooperation for Renewables Upscaling in Central Asia & South East Europe: (IRENA, UNECE) UNDA: Training to the National Officials and Experts Responsible for Sustainable Energy Data collection    Organizer:

    UNECE, ESCAP

  •  

    Renewable Energy Pipeline Projects (ESCWA, UNECE,ECA, EU TAF) 

    Creating the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

    (continued)

    Best Practices in High Efficiency-Low Emissions Coal Power Generation

    (continued)

     

    Renewable Energy Grid Integration from a regional perspective (IEA) UNDA: Training to the National Officials and Experts Responsible for Sustainable Energy Data collection    Organizer:

    UNECE, ESCAP

  • Lunch Break

  • Renewable Energy Pipeline Projects

    (continued)

     

    Creating the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

    (continued)

     

    Methane and Coal

    Organizer: UNECE, EPA, GMI

     

     

     

    UNDA: Training to the National Officials and Experts Responsible for Sustainable Energy Data collection    Organizer:

    UNECE, ESCAP

  • From Renewable Energy Pipeline Projects to Match-making

    Organizer: ESCWA, UNECE, ECA, EU TAF

     

    Creating the Business Case for Energy Efficiency  (continued)

     

    UNFC Methane

    Organizer: UNECE

     

     

     

    UNDA: Training to the National Officials and Experts Responsible for Sustainable Energy Data collection    Organizer:

    UNECE, ESCAP

  • Plenary: Messages from the Sessions

  • Matchmaking for Renewable Energy investments

    Organizer:

    UNECE, ESCWA, EU TAF

    Smart Cities Organizer: UNECE, swissuniversities, C2E2 UNFC: Energy and Materials from waste

    Organizer: UNECE, IAEA

     

    Tracking Progress on Energy for Sustainable Development: Data and Indicators

    (ECA, ECLAC, ESCAP,ESCWA, UNECE)

    SPECA: 21th Session of the Thematic Working Group on Water, Energy and Environment

    Organizer:UNECE, ESCAP, UNDP

  • Renewable Energy Finance

    Organizer:

    IRENA, EBRD

     

    Smart Cities (continued) UNFC: Energy and Materials from waste

    (continued)

    Tracking Progress in Sustainable Energy: Data and Indicators
    (continued)
    SPECA: 21th Session of the Thematic Working Group on Water, Energy and Environment

    Organizer:UNECE, ESCAP, UNDP

  • Lunch Break

  • From Diesel Generators to Renewable
    Energy in the Context of Crisis
    Organizer: UNECE, UNITAR, UNHCR, GIZ
    Smart Cities (continued) Transition  of Old Industrial Sites

    Organizer: UNECE

    Pathways to Sustainable Energy

    Organizer: UNECE, ESCWA

    SPECA: 21th Session of the Thematic Working Group on Water, Energy and Environment

    Organizer:UNECE, ESCAP, UNDP

  • Smart Cities (continued) Social Responsibilities of Energy Corporations; Gender

    Organizer: Kazakhstan, IPIECA, WPC, ECA

    Pathways to Sustainable Energy

    (continued)

    SPECA: 21th Session of the Thematic Working Group on Water, Energy and Environment

    Organizer:UNECE, ESCAP, UNDP

  • Plenary: Messages from the Sessions

  • Wrap-Up / Closing Session: