Future Energy Forum @ Astana EXPO-2017

Astana EXPO-2017
Future Energy Forum

29 June – 5 September 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan
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Conference 810–11/08/2017

Progress in Reduction of СО₂ Еmission and Achieving the Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Since the Industrial Revolution began, carbon dioxide (СО₂) concentrations have increased by more than a third.

As СО₂ 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 СО₂ 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.

Science journalist and facilitator Quentin Cooper will host. He is best known as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Material World.

Day 1
Day 2

Session 210:15 AMHall 2

The Risks Associated with Not Adapting to a Non-fossil Future (Part I)

London School of Economics: keynotes

Dr Alina Averchenkova: How Likely Is the Fossil-free Future? Global Decarbonisation Politics in the Post-Paris Era

Dr Lara Lázaro: Citizens and Climate Action

Mr Christian Thiel Dr Alina Averchenkova Dr Lara Lázaro

Session 311:35 AMHall 2

The Risks Associated with Not Adapting to a Non-fossil Future (Part II)

London School of Economics: keynotes

Mr Dimitri Zenghelis: Driving Growth Through Clean Energy Innovation

Prof Dr Paul Ekins: The Low-carbon Transition: Avoiding Existential Threat, Grasping Economic Opportunity

Mr Christian Thiel Mr Dimitri Zenghelis Prof Dr Paul Ekins

Session 412:35 AMHall 2

The Big Pivot. Why Companies are Tackling Climate Change and Other Global Challenges… And How


Mr Quentin Cooper Mr Andrew Winston

Session 502:30 PMHall 3a

Towards a Fossil Free Energy Future?

London School of Economics: roundtable discussion

Moderated by Mr Christian Thiel, the four keynote speakers from the morning session debate and exchange their viewpoints.

Mr Christian Thiel Mr Dimitri Zenghelis Dr Alina Averchenkova Dr Lara Lázaro Prof Dr Paul Ekins

Session 602:30 PMHall 3b

Sustainability Frameworks for Green Businesses

Impulse speeches and case studies

What are the most common mistakes you come across in green enterprises' business models? What is the single most important piece of advice you would impart upon business owners? In your area of expertise, what are the typical hurdles and obstacles encountered by businesses?

Participants look at initiatives and strategies to support green enterprises in developing sustainable business models. The guests will speak about their perspective and area of expertise, and a case study discussion will follow chaired by Mr Carlo Sinatra.

Mr Quentin Cooper Mr Andrew Winston Mr Yvo de Boer Mr Franzjosef Schafhausen Mr Carlo Sinatra

Session 704:20 PMHall 3a

Sustainable Innovations and Market Challenges with Industry Case Studies

Impulse speeches and fishbowl discussion

The session aims to provide insight into industry challenges by means of case studies. Different perspectives on innovation are presented, exploring the possibility that specific technological breakthroughs may inform and inspire unrelated industries. An open discussion features a cross-pollination of ideas and learning between speakers and audience.

Mr Quentin Cooper Mr Michael A. Yulkin Mr Stefan Gsänger Mr Michael Mathres Dr Ahmet Lokurlu

Session 806:00 PMHall 3a

Conclusion Day 1

Master of ceremonies Mr Quentin Cooper closes day one of the conference.

Mr Quentin Cooper

Session 909:30 AMHall 2

Welcome and Opening

IEA-ETSAP: welcome address

Mr Quentin Cooper Dr Kanat Baigarin Dr Kenneth Karlsson

Session 1009:45 AMHall 2

GHG Emissions Pathways Using Scenarios

IEA-ETSAP: plenary session

Dr Kanat Baigarin Mr Rocco De Miglio Ms Aiymgul Kerimray Mr Bakytzhan Suleimenov

Session 1111:30 AMHall 2

Integrated Climate Energy Strategies for GHG Emissions Reduction

IEA-ETSAP: plenary session

Mr Rocco De Miglio Mr Aidyn Bakdolotov Dr Kenneth Karlsson Prof Erik Ahlgren

Session 1202:15 PMHall 2

Transitioning Towards Energy Efficiency: Country Case Studies

Moderated impulse speeches and panel discussion

An international panel presents country case studies with a view to exploring regional challenges, obstacles and solutions. 15-minute impulse speeches focus on the USA, Germany, Paraguay and Kazakhstan, and a moderated panel discussion aimed at promoting intercultural understanding follows.

Mr Quentin Cooper Ms Oksana Aliieva Ms Olga Chepelianskaia Mr Alexander Ochs Mr Enrique Buzarquis Ríos Mr Tamatiá R. Colmán Aveiro Mr Hernán Andrés González Romero

Session 1302:30 PMHall 1

Kazakhstan Youth for Sustainable Development and Energy Efficient Way of Life for Peace and Stability in the World

UN International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day (MDM) is celebrated annually on 12 August, beginning in 1999, following the adoption of United Nations General Assembly resolution 54/120. The aim of the event is to raise awareness among governments and other actors about the role of youth in society and the problems that exist. As a rule, various mass events and information campaigns are held all over the world this day with the participation of representatives of national and local authorities, youth organizations and active youth groups, and other partners.

Session 1404:30 PMHall 2

СО₂ Emission Reduction and Achieving Energy Efficiency: Policy Perspective


In his former role as executive secretary of the UNFCCC, Mr de Boer brought climate change to the highest levels of political attention and presided over the 2009 Copenhagen Accord. His speech focuses on policy. After the speech, Mr de Boer answers questions posed by Dr Cooper.

Mr Quentin Cooper Mr Yvo de Boer

Session 1505:00 PMHall 2

A Best-Practices Feature with Speakers from Heating and Cooling Company Viessmann

Energy best practice and impulse speech

Dr Rashid Abdrakhmanov: Reduction of CO2 with Reference to Projects in Germany and Kazakhstan

Mr Viktor Mikheev: New Technology 'Power-to-Gas'

Mr Quentin Cooper Dr Rashid Abdrakhmanov Mr Viktor Mikheev

Session 1605:30 PMHall 2

Outlook and Key Findings

Conclusion day 2

Closing the conference, Quentin Cooper offers key findings and presents the continuing work on the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles.

Mr Quentin Cooper
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One of the central events of Astana EXPO-2017, the Future Energy Forum sets the stage for international participation and cooperation to discuss the defining issue of our time: Energy

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Energy Revolution

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Low Carbon Technologies and Renewable Technology Solutions

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International Scientific and University Conference

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Socioeconomics of a New Energy Model

Conference 524–25/07/2017

General Access to Sustainable Energy

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Energy Efficiency in the City

Urban Planning, Construction and Transport

Conference 708–09/08/2017

Energy For All

Challenges of the New Time

Conference 810–11/08/2017

Progress in Reduction of СО₂ Еmission and Achieving the Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Conference 914–15/08/2017

Renewable Energy and Quality of Life

Conference 1021–22/08/2017

Energy Solutions for the Climate Change Problem

Conference 1128–29/08/2017

International Economy and Policy in Environmental Protection

Conference 1204–05/09/2017

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Mr Dallas Campbell

Dr Savvas Seimanidis

Mr Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

Dr Alexander Bormann

Dr Tetsunari Iida

Dr Jeremy Leggett

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Mr Ted Chen

Prof Dr Nasir El Bassam

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Mr Carlo Sinatra

Mr Yvo de Boer

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Dr Wolf D. Grossmann

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a network of high-profile international climate leaders and experts representing politics and science. Their expertise and know-how provides valuable support and advice during the conference development and drafting of the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles. Along with performing quality control, the Steering Committee acts as the highest international level of decision-making regarding the Manifesto, directing both its strategic orientation and the drafting process.

The Future Energy Forum of Astana EXPO-2017 marks a new and pioneering chapter in the story of global discussions on dealing with climate change and new energies.

Being the host of Astana EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan is at the forefront of future energy development. The Future Energy Forum is designed to inform, inspire and innovate, to foster participation and exchange, and to actively create a global platform for a global future of renewable energy.

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