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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The Global Energy delegation at The World Future Energy Summit 2016. Day 1.

The World Future Energy Summit  has opened today in Abu Dhabi. The Global Energy Prize delegation led by its president Igor Lobovsky takes part in one of the most well-attended and insightful world`s energy event for the 5-th time! This week Abu Dhabi hosts as well The 4th Abu Dhabi Sustainability week, International Water Summit, EcoWaste, Solar Village, Sustainable Transport, Egypt Energy Forum, Sustainability Business Connect and Future Cities Forum! 

The WFES is set to attract more than 30000 attendees from 170 countries and more than 650 exhibiting companies and will bring some of the world's most influential leaders to the stage, including ministers, regulators, top-level industry professionals and chief economists who will discuss impending issues in the renewable energy sector. Topics to be covered range from addressing challenges faced by the region's utilities providers and innovative approaches to finance renewable energy projects to trends that will shape the industry over the next two decades. The GEP 2015 laureate, professor at Univercity of California, Santa Barbara Shiji Nakamura will be in the center of public attention on Jan, 20. He will share his exceptional view on creating world-class partnerships between research industry, government and academia. This topic will be discussed within special panel session of WFES.

Today the audience has been already adressed by the international leaders.  H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of United Nations states: " Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is among the 17 sustainable development goals for 2030, put forward by the UN. Of course renewables will play integral role in making this happen!"

The COP 21 agreement is also in the public focus at WFES 2016. In December 2015 in Paris, 195 nations signed an agreement to combat climate change and invest in a low-carbon , sustainable future. With this in mind, WFES is absolutely focusing on new technology and green investment. Commenting on it, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state , chairman of Masdar, notes: "the time had come when the political ambitions has turned into practical step! This is s breakthrough".

According to Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA, "the global energy system accounts for some two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions today. Transitioning rapidly to a global system fueled by renewable energy is the single most effective way to decorbanise the global economy and keep the global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius , but the pace and scale of the change needs to increase. Gatherings like World Future Energy Summit provide critical platforms for the knowledge exchange needed today to advance renewable energy in the region and around the globe."

Russia has as well  joined the Paris agreement which was designed to be a successor to 1997 Kyoto protocol.The Global Energy Non-Profit Partnership president  Igor Lobovskiy said to the journalist of TASS news agency: "Russia is not isolated, we don`t live in vacuum.  We all live on the same planet and feel that either Earth  is growing smaller or our technologies are drawing  different counties closer one to another.  I`m sure it’s the latter.  More efficient methods of hydrocarbons extraction, efficient energy use, renewables and new energy sources  development are vital problems for the whole world and Russia is no exception".

According to Maria -Jose Nadeau, chair of World Energy Council, "With the demand for energy expected to increase by more than one third over the next two decades, it is essential that we diversify our resource pool to create a more sustainable model for energy security. "



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