The Energy Action Forum is a convening of high-level stakeholders demonstrating a leap in collective ambition to progress on the Energy Transition Track within the UN Climate Action Summit, co-led by Denmark, Ethiopia and Sustainable Energy for All in collaboration with the UN Climate Action Summit Team.

 

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On 22 September 2019, a group of nearly 200 high-level stakeholders will meet at New York City’s Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice to determine the optimal approaches to accelerate a successful transition to sustainable energy.

The event is connected to the following day’s UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, which aims to showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and demonstrate massive movements in the real economy to meet the climate challenge and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The energy transition will be one of the most important and difficult challenges to overcome. Governments, businesses, finance institutions, international organisations and civil society are working on powerful initiatives. To achieve ambitious targets and deliver at scale, we are in dire need of collective action and brain power.

As such, 200 key stakeholders have been carefully selected to participate in the focused and action-oriented Energy Action Forum. We will form an unprecedented coalition of stakeholders at the highest level showing their commitment to act on the Paris Agreement and the energy transition.

The core objectives of the workshop are to (1) gather the most important stakeholders in the energy transition to push the agenda forward; (2) expand and accelerate the most ambitious initiative for the energy transition; and (3) potentially announce new transformational projects and commitments that will support and accelerate the global energy transition.

UN Energy Transition Track coalition members are Denmark, Ethiopia, Palau, Italy, Indonesia, Colombia, Morocco, Sustainable Energy for All, International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency, and the World Bank.

 
 
 

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Please note the program and speakers are tentative and subject to change

Heads of State

Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister, Denmark

sAHLE-WORK ZEWDE, PRESIDENT, ETHIOPIA

TOMMY E. Remengesau Jr., President, Palau

Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia


MINISTERS

Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco

Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, Denmark

Ignasius Jonan, MinistER of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

H.E. GEDU ANDARGACHEW, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ETHIOPIA

María Fernanda Suárez Londoño, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia

Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark

Riccardo Puliti , Global Director, Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, Regional Director for the Infrastructure Department, World Bank

Sergio Costa, Minister of the Environment, Italy

United Nations OFFICIALS

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable energy for ALL

 

LEADERS IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Amani Abou-ZeiD, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission

ANA HAJDUKA, FOUNDER AND CEO, AFRICA GREENCO

António Mexia, Chairman, SEforALL, CEO, EDP

ANNE SIMPSON, Director, Board Governance & Strategy - Executive Office, CalPERS

Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower

ANDREA VOIGT, DIRECTOR GENERAL, EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

BRIAN MOTHERWAY, HEAD, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

Barbara Buchner, executive Director, Climate policy initiative

Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Initiatives, World Economic Forum

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International renewable energy agency

Gossaye Mengiste Abayneh, ENERGY ADVISOR TO THE MINISTER, ETHIOPIA

Helen Mountford, Vice President for Climate and Economics, World resources institute

Isabelle Kocher, CEO, Engie

John Loughhead, Chair of Mission Innovation Steering Committee

KAY HARRISON, CLIMATE CHANGE AMBASSADOR, NEW ZEALAND

Markus Tacke, CEO Siemens Gamesa

MICHELLE PATRON, DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY POLICY, MICROSOFT

NAT KEOHANE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND