Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

From 17-18 March the IGA attended the high-level event in Berlin, Germany.

From 17-18 March the IGA Executive Director attended the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue in Berlin, Germany. Via this dialogue platform the German Federal Government continues sharing experiences on the energy transition (Energiewende). Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel opened the second Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office. Ministers from numerous countries, including Norway, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia attendanded the event, as well as  high-level representatives and guests from 74 countries. To invite the world to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 and to promote the international dialogue on the energy transition, a GREEN ENERGIEWENDE SOFA (www.energiewende2016.com/the-green-energiewende-sofa/) travels around the world initiating discussions at several international meetings and conferences before ending up in Berlin at the start of the next dialogue.

Further information is available online: www.energiewende2016.com. An online livestream was also available.

At the event IRENA launched its 2nd edition of the REmap in Berlin. The report provides an in-depth perspective on the energy transition in 40 countries, representing 80% of carbon emitters. Report download: ow.ly/Zi5U8.

On the evening of the first congress day the physicist and environmental activist Amory Lovins, co-founder and director of the Rocky Mountain Institute was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz). His outstanding achievements on shaping the renewable energy pathway led to this distinguished honour.

Ceremony with Amory Lovins

Minister Sigmar Gabriel

Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

IRENA REmap launch press conference

Tweets during the sessions

Mexico Pavillion in Berlin showcasing the collaboration with Germany