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CEM roundtables will provide an opportunity for key private sector, industry and non-governmental partners to engage in candid dialogue on clean energy issues with ministers and heads of delegations.

Each roundtable focuses on a clean energy topic of interest that aligns with the CEM work, builds on Ministerial discussions and ties in the CEM10/MI-4 event theme of Accelerating progress towards a clean energy future.

All roundtables are by invitation only


Roundtable 1: Enabling Clean Electricity

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One of the key pathways to transform energy systems to be more sustainable is the electrification of power systems and end use of energy, delivering power systems that are increasingly decarbonized, smarter and interconnected. Together with shifting toward cleaner fuels in remote areas and key sectors, increasing digitalization and expanding flexible sources will contribute to reducing costs and emissions. Our discussion will identify effective policy options to unlock power system flexibility as we move forward with the implementation of energy transition objectives.

Coordinated by: International Energy Agency IEA Logo

Moderator:
Ajay Mathur
Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (India)

Speaker:
Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency


 

Private Sector / External Participants:
Colleen Giroux-Schmidt
Vice-President, Corporate Relations, Innergex Renewable Energy

Josée Guibord
CEO Canada, Brookfield Renewable

Maria Korsnick
President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

Luigi Michi
Head of Strategy and Development, TERNA Rete Ellectrica Nazionale SpA

Akimasa Muyama
Senior Executive Vice-President and CTO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Claude Nahon
Senior Vice-President of Group Sustainable Development, Électricité de France (EDF)

Vinod Philip
CEO of Service Power Generation, Siemens Gas and Power

Greg Retzer
Vice-President Operations, Alberta Electric System Operator

Richard Sedano
CEO, Regulatory Assistance Project

Ulrik Stridbæk
Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted

Joshua Wong
President and CEO, Opus One Solutions


 

Heads of Delegation:
HE Dr. Matar AlNeyadi
Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

Robert Andrén
Director General, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

Abhay Bakre
Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

Thiago Barral
President, EPE, Brazil

An Fengquan
Deputy Director General, National Energy Administration, China

Sandor Gaastra
Director General of Energy, Telecommunications and Competition, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands

Thorsten Herdan
Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Anders Hoffmann
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark

Riku Huttunen
Director General, Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Ricardo Irarrázabal
Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, Chile

Jay Khosla
Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Francesco La Camera
Director General, IRENA

Daniel Simmons
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, US

Matthew Stuchbery
Director, Clean Energy Technology Innovation Team, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia

Minister Megan Woods
Minister, Ministry of Energy and Resources / Research, Science, and Innovation, New Zealand


Roundtable 2: Mobilising Investment and Financing

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As technologies transition from development to deployment, managing risks can provide policy lessons for attracting private sector finance for clean energy at scale. Our discussion will examine risks facing clean energy investment, provide a unique opportunity to address challenges in clean energy with sustainable finance discussions and consider business opportunities in the transition to a cleaner growth economy.

Coordinated by: International Energy Agency IEA Logo

Moderator:
Ayaan Adam
Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund


 

Private Sector / External Participants:
Céline Bak
Founder and President, Analytica Advisors

Andrew Chisholm
Corporate Director, Royal Bank of Canada

Charles Cohen
Chief Commercial Officer, SkyPower Global

Ambroise Fayolle
Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Paddy Padmanathan
President and CEO, ACWA Power International

Michelle Patron
Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft


 

Heads of Delegation:
Ditlev Engel

Denmark’s Special Envoy for Climate and Energy

Rohit Khanna
Practice Manager of Energy Climate Finance and the Energy Sector Management Assistant Program, World Bank

Benoît Lebot
Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

Edward McGinnis
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy, United States

Mokgadi Modise
Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa

Carlos Moedas
Commissioner of Research, Science, and Innovation, European Commission

Anjani Nandan Sharon
Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India

Francis Xavier Sutijastoto
Director General, New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Mechthild Worsdorfer
Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency


Roundtable 3: Energy Efficiency in Industry and Transportation

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Identifying cross-cutting opportunities

Over 40% of a manufacturer’s carbon footprint can be attributed to its supply chain, with freight transport emissions and fuel costs on the rise. These sectors together represent 30% of energy emissions today, which could increase to 60% by mid-century. Our discussion will identify the policies, regulatory frameworks, challenges and opportunities required for various industries and for electrifying the “last-mile”.

Coordinated by: United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO Logo

Moderator:
Patricia Fuller
Ambassador for Climate Change, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Speaker:
David Donaldson
Program Manager for Green Growth, Commission for Environmental Cooperation


 

Private Sector / External Participants:
Stephen Beatty
Vice-President and Corporate Secretary, Toyota Canada

Ashok Bhargava
Director of Energy Division, Central and West Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank

Ginny Flood
VP of Government Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Suncor Energy

David Hochschild
Chair, California Energy Commission

Joan MacNaughton
Chair, The Climate Group / Chair of the Advisory Board, New Energy Coalition of Europe

Dr. Ajay Mathur
Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Michael McDonald
Senior Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs, Corporate Automotive, UPS

Bertrand Piccard
Co-founder and CEO, Solar Impulse Foundation

Susan Uthayakumar
Canada CEO, Schneider Electric

Omar Vargas
Global Head of Government Affairs, 3M


 

Heads of Delegation:

Khalid Abuleif
Chief Negotiator for Climate Agreements, Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

Robert Andrén
Head of Delegation, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

Abhay Bakre
Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

Thiago Barral
President, EPE, Brazil

Sandor Gaastra
Director General, Energy, Telecommunications and Competition, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands

Rana Ghoneim
Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

Thorsten Herdan
Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Riku Huttunen
Director General, Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Ricardo Irarrázabal
Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, Chile

Rachel Kyte
CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

Benoît Lebot
Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom

Mokgadi Modise
Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa

Brian Motherway
Head of the Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency

Daniel Simmons
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, United States

Matthew Stuchbery
Director, Clean Energy Technology Innovation Team, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia

Ma Weichen
Director, National Development and Reform Commission, China


Roundtable 4: Communities and Workers

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A clean energy future, and the health of individual communities, is dependent upon ensuring the availability of required skills and equitable economic participation of energy sector workers. Our discussion will focus on job creation, employment and entrepreneurship in the context of structural changes in the energy mix, such as the transition to clean power and reduced reliance on fossil fuels in both urban and remote communities, as well as addressing existing barriers to gender equality in the sector.

Coordinated by: World Bank The World Bank Logo

Moderator:
Michael Stanley
Global Lead for Extractives, World Bank


 

Private Sector / External Participants:
Meredith Adler
Executive Director, Student Energy

Michelle Branigan
CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada

Tomasz Chruszczow
Special Envoy for Climate Change, Polish Ministry of Environment

Tarik Hamane
Director, Project Development, Masen

Jacob Hannah
Conservation Coordinator, Coalfield Development Corporation

Jane McDonald
Interim President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Paddy Padmanathan
CEO, ACWA Power International

Samantha Smith
Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation

Hassan Yussuff
President, Canadian Labour Congress


 

Heads of Delegation:
Rohit Khanna
Practice Manager of Energy Climate Finance and the Energy Sector Management Assistant Program, The World Bank

Jay Khosla
Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Haitze Siemers
Director General of Energy, European Commission

Francis Xavier Sutijastoto
Director General, New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia


CEM Debate on Gender Diversity Across the Clean Energy Value Chain

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For the first time, CEM10 will address the challenges women face in the energy sector in the format of a high profile, dynamic debate that will delve into the opportunities to enhance gender diversity across the clean energy value chain. Two teams will be composed of a Minister, a private sector leader and a youth delegate, and will defend sides of a carefully crafted resolution statement to advance gender diversity and unlock new ways of developing clean energy solutions.

Coordinated by: MaRS and International Renewable Energy Agency  MaRS Logo     International Renewable Energy Agency Logo

Moderator:
Imogen Coe

Founding Dean, Faculty of Science at Ryerson University

Speaker:
Steve Oldham

CEO, Carbon Engineering


 

Private Sector / External Participants:
Lisa Jacobson

President, Business Council on Sustainable Energy (BCSE)