WEC Congress Ministerial Dialogue: Transition a Country in a Decade

Achieving a smooth and quick transition to sustainable, affordable, and low-carbon energy is a crucial objective for the developing and developed countries alike as a foundation for future prosperity and competitiveness. A successful transition will require political and economic collaboration at a scale beyond historical levels and balancing the Energy Trilemma will be of critical importance to ensure political support and stability: embracing new frontiers, striving for innovation while maintaining stable investment frameworks is a conundrum that requires novel approaches to keep the Trilemma balanced and avoid political back-lash or even disruption.

Questions

  1. What are the learnings from previous national energy transitions?
  2. What is the right balance of leadership initiative versus robust institutional and political frameworks to ensure a successful and timely transition?
  3. What are the biggest challenges for governments to achieve sustainable energy systems and what are the areas that require particular leadership?
Discussion Leader(s): Doris Leuthard , Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Government of Switzerland, Switzerland ; Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, Government of UAE, UAE ; Frank Mastiaux, Chief Executive Officer, EnBW, Germany ; Esteban Albornoz Vintimilla, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Government of Ecuador, Ecuador ; François Austin, Global Energy Practice Leader, Oliver Wyman , UK ; Ali Ahmad Osmani, Minister of Energy and Water, Government of Afghanistan, Afghanistan ; Mutaz Musa Abdullah Salim, Minister of Electricity and Water Resources , Government of Sudan, Sudan
Topic: Trilemma frontiers