Workshop — Paris, France

Gaps and strategic opportunities for international collaboration on low-carbon energy technologies


Workshop agenda

Workshop highlights


Session 1: Opening remarks 

  • Alicia Mignone, Chair of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT)
  • Kenneth Fairfax, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Session 2: International and regional organisations

Moderator: Jean-François Gagné, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division, IEA

  • Antonio Pflüger, Chair Technology Executive Committee, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 
  • Ron Benioff, Manager, Multilateral Programs, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, representing the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Jeffrey Skeer, Senior Programme Officer, Technology Cooperation, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Beatrice Coda, Senior Policy Officer, Low Carbon Technologies Policies and Measures, Directorate General Climate Action, European Commission
  • Dana Kupova, Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Session 3: International fora and networks

Moderator: Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division, IEA

  • Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Bob Marlay, Deputy-Director Climate Technology, United States Dept of Energy, Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) & its related technology specific initiatives
  • Eva Oberender, Programme Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4Med
  • Heather Allen, Programme Director, Sustainable Transport, Transport Research Laboratory, representing the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Bridging the Gap Initiative

Session 4: Gaps and strategic opportunities for international collaboration

Moderator: Ingrid Barnsley, Head of International Partnerships and Initiatives Unit, IEA

  • Nick Johnstone, Head, Structural Policy Division, OECD: Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance: International Co-operation in Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Vladimir Hecl, Programme Officer, UNFCCC: Technology needs assessments and opportunities for international collaboration
  • Rémy Lauranson, Deputy Head of the Climate Change and Clean Energy Unit, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France: COP21 Objectives: Technology Mechanism and post-2020
  • Nikolaus Schultze, Assistant Director-General, Public-Private Cooperation Division, Global Green Growth Institute: GGGI as an example of a new international organisation, with activities in the field of low-carbon energy technologies
  • Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit C2, Directorate-General Energy at the European Commission and Gilles Lequeux, Acting Head of Unit, Directorate General for Research and Innovation: EU strategy on energy technology and innovation – key lessons from the collaborative development of the Integrated Roadmap and international engagement of the EU