29 – 30/06
The Energy Revolution
An international energy revolution is underway. Future climate change is inextricably linked to future energy solutions. Capping the global temperature rise at under 2 degrees as laid out in the Paris Agreement calls for fundamental changes to energy production and consumption.
In this first of a series of 12 conferences the Kazakh government ceremoniously opens the doors to the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum, providing a vital space and opportunity to focus on the international energy revolution.
With its rich natural resources and geopolitical status, Kazakhstan is uniquely positioned to establish a new Eurasian energy market and become a role model for future energy– bridging East and West.
International experts, leaders, and visionaries from all key fields offer inspiring visions of our global energy future, challenging us to see the international energy revolution as not only essential, but both inevitable and possible.
Culminating with the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles, the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum is where the comprehensive story of future energy unfolds.Register to Event
10 – 11/07
Low carbon technologies and renewable technology solutions
Sources of clean energy, sources of opportunity. Renewable technologies have made vast strides in commercial maturity and economic competitiveness.
With the window of opportunity wide open, assessing specific strengths and limitations of renewable technologies in real-time scenarios is essential.
This second conference in the series of 12 puts focus on renewable and low carbon energy solutions, including the challenges and benefits of nuclear energy.
Leading international companies along with developers and innovators of renewable and low carbon energy solutions present best practices, exchange perspectives, and engage in state-of-the-art analysis. Presentations of groundbreaking projects from around the globe fuel the exchange.
Presentations of groundbreaking projects from around the globe fuel the exchange.Register to Event
12 – 13/07
International Scientific and University Conference
The next generation of future energy gathers here. The third conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum, in cooperation with the Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, calls on the next generation of energy consumers and producers, up and coming scholars, researchers and young leaders to engage in the world of energy innovation.
Joined by leading scientists and experts, the delegates forge new energy solutions through hands-on workshops and designed encounters, building networks and relationships vital to the future of energy.Register to Event
20 – 21/07
Socioeconomics of a new energy model
How will the transition to a post-carbon future be managed? In cooperation with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this fourth conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum considers the socio-economic developments and impacts of transforming our complex energy systems.
Political leaders, industry experts, and NGO representatives discuss transnational cooperation, new frameworks, and future energy market solutions.Register to Event
24 – 25/07
General access to sustainable energy
International policies shape the nature of access to sustainable energy. Part 1 of the EU European Energy Days, the fifth conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum, looks at the key drivers and providers of energy access from a macro perspective and with particular focus on the building sector.
Part 2, Fusion Energy: From Science Fiction to Science Fact, asks if fusion energy is the ultimate solution in providing economically attractive, environmentally safe and sustainable energy for all.
Ed Gillespie, environmental entrepreneur and expert on sustainability and innovation, provides a keynote presentation and is joined by other leading international experts for panel discussions moderated by the European Commission.Register to Event
31/07 – 01/08
Energy Efficiency in the city
Urban planning, construction and transport
How will we live in 2050?
In 2050, we will have witnessed the growth of the world’s urban population from 746 million in 1950 to well over 6 billion.
Mega-cities of more than 10 million inhabitants will have doubled.
Sustainable, integrated solutions ranging from sustainable architecture and urban planning, waste management and resource efficiency, to intelligent transport systems and infrastructure are crucial to the evolution of urban life.
Focusing on key areas in sustainable urban planning and innovative solutions in future mobility, this sixth conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum is about developing innovative strategies for the urban future.
Opening the conference is Parag Khanna, global strategist and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, who offers his vision of the megacities to come.Register to Event
08 – 09/08
Energy for all
Challenges of the new time
Poverty and lack of access to energy are unequivocally linked.
Billions of people live in electricity poor regions and are being left behind as the development of energy solutions in urban areas rapidly advances.
This international NGO summit examines the role of future energy solutions in the effort to eradicate poverty in all its forms as outlined in the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.Register to Event
10 – 11/08
Progess in reduction of co2
Еmission and achieving the energy efficient lifestyle. Since the Industrial Revolution began, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have increased by more than a third.
As CO2 levels escalate, the earth's atmosphere traps more heat — global temperatures rise.
Modern civilization, its inhabitants and economy, is dependent upon industrial development and activity.
Industry is accountable for up to 40% of total C02 emissions worldwide, a significant contributing factor forcing climate change and global warming.
This eighth conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum is focused on solutions for the reduction of industrial emissions, from low-carbon and energy efficient technologies to system-wide solutions covering each aspect of a sustainable supply and production chain.Register to Event
14 – 15/08
Renewable energy and quality of life
The main message … is optimistic — although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted, provided we begin immediately.
– Mohan Munasinghe
More than 1.2 billion people are still without access to electricity, leaving them isolated and impoverished.
Renewable and sustainable energy supplies play a pivotal role in the future of sustainable development, and are as crucial to the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of human well-being as they are to economic growth and development.
By providing decentralized off-grid energy solutions for those in need, renewable energy fits squarely into the social-economic-environmental triangle of sustainable development.
The ninth conference at Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum opens with a keynote presentation by Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Founder and Chairman of the Munasinghe Inst. of Development (MIND), Colombo, and Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4).Register to Event
21 – 22/08
Energy solutions for the climate change problem
Rapidly advancing technologies, both innovative and disruptive, are changing today’s energy markets and industries, and are stimulating and accelerating economic growth.
At this 10th conference of the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum, start-ups, entrepreneurs, academics and innovators take on the climate change problem.
Current and emerging energy solutions are reviewed and analyzed, followed by a series of workshops, discussions, and collaborative group efforts to develop, design, and create the innovations and disruptions to come.
What new energy products and business models could revolutionize international markets in the near future, and how will these new ideas help shape the future of renewable energy?Register to Event
28 – 29/08
International economy and policy in environmental protection
Meeting the global challenges of environmental protection and sustainable development is dependent upon robust political and economic partnerships.
Policies and measures are needed that enable national development and provide supportive frameworks for meeting environmental and developmental goals.
The 11th conference at the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum provides representatives of government, policy makers, and key industry players a platform for constructive dialogue about global energy and the development of an equitable, cross-national energy economy.Register to Event
04 – 05/09
Creating our future
This 12th and final conference is an extensive interaction with the activities, visions, technologies, and interdisciplinary dialogue of the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum.
Current and former heads of state, Nobel laureates, leading experts of science and industry — the world’s energy community — assemble to accumulate and exemplify the ideas, knowledge, and solutions presented and developed throughout all 12 conferences of the forum.
Concluding the forum, validating its principles and underlying foundations, is the presentation of the Future Energy Award and ceremony, followed by a preview of the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles.
Together they formalize the outlook and legacy of the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum.Register to Event
The Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum is one of the central events of Astana EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan.
This featured series of conferences takes place throughout the duration of the Astana EXPO-2017, and serves as a global platform for debate, discussion and innovation about the present and future of sustainable energy and development.
Attendees include high-level government representatives, international agencies, leading scientists and academics, NGOs, visionaries and leaders, innovators in industry and engineering, and other key players and stakeholders in the energy sector.
- Promote international exchange, discussion and innovation about the present and future of sustainable energy and development
- Promote clean energy economies and a green lifestyle
- Develop international partnerships in economics, science, industry and technology
- Promote the exchange of best practices in the area of sustainable development and clean energy
- Create an innovation platform for the green industry in Kazakhstan
- Accelerate the transition to a green economy and attract investment for innovative projects