Ministerial Conference: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
     
     
    

     

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Innovative policies and financing instruments for the EU's southern and eastern neighbours

Ministerial Conference under the German Presidency of the EU
19 April 2007, Berlin


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Programme

8 a.m.
Registration
 
 
9 a.m.
Welcome by KfW
Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, Spokeswoman of the Board of Managing Directors, KfW Bankengruppe
 
 

9.10 a.m.
Opening by the EU Presidency and the European Commission
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
 
 

9.40 a.m.
Keynote speech
Topic: The urgent need for renewable energies and energy efficiency in the light of climate change

Speaker: Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow of the UN Foundation, former CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Chair of the Steering Committee of REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century)
 
 

9.55 a.m.
Video message by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, former President of the Club of Rome
 
 

10 a.m.
Coffee break
 
 
10.30 a.m.
Session 1: Successful Policies for Renewable Energy

Topic: Successful political, economic and regulatory frameworks for the promotion of renewable energy

Panel
Hassan Ahmed Younes, Minister of Electricity and Energy, Egypt
Ahmed Khaled Al Ali, Minister for Electricity, Syria
Areg Galstyan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Armenia
Igor Salamun, Director General for Energy, Ministry of the Economy, Slovenia
Manuel Sainz de Andrés, Director, Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving, Spain
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Chair: Jos Delbeke, Director for Climate Change and Air, DG Environment, European Commission
 
 

12.15 p.m.
Lunch
 
 
1.45 p.m.
Session 2: Successful Policies for Energy Efficiency

Topic: Successful political, economic and regulatory frameworks for the promotion of energy efficiency

Panel
Jurij Aleksandrowitsch Nedaschkowskij, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Fuel and Energy, Ukraine
Khaled Najib Elshuraydeh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
Abdelaziz Rassaâ, State Secretary for Renewable Energy, Tunisia
Anicetas Ignotas, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Lithuania
Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director-General, DG TREN, European Commission
Stephan Kohler, CEO, DENA (German Energy Agency)
Fiona Riddoch, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

Chair: Bernd Eisenblätter, Managing Director of GTZ
 
 

3.30 p.m.
Coffee break
 
 
4 p.m.
Session 3: Innovative financing tools

Topic: Financing tools and possible support by donors and International Financing Institutions

Panel
Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, Vice-President, EIB
Josué Tanaka, Corporate Director Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
Peter D. Thomson, Director Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Wolfgang Kroh, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, KfW Bankengruppe
Pierre Jaquet, Director Strategy, Agence Française de Développement, AFD
Michael Fübi, Vice President, RWE Power AG
Bob Assenberg, Deputy Managing Director, Triodos Investment Management

Chair: Richard Weber, Deputy Director-General, EuropeAid
 
 

5.45 p.m.
Closing panel
Vanya Walker-Leigh, Vice -President of the Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Association, Malta
Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow of UN Foundation, ex-CEO of GEF, Chair of the Steering Committee of REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century)
Astrid Klug, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Erich Stather, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Chair: Humberto Rosa, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, Portugal
 
 

8 p.m.
Reception and dinner
KfW Building


Conference languages were English, French and German. Simultaneous translation was provided into the Conference languages and into Russian.




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