The Atlantic Council is organizing a Clean energy outlook conference in Istanbul on October 10-11, 2022. This timely event, organized by the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY and the Council’s Global Energy Center, will convene leaders from government, business, and research communities to discuss clean, secure, and sustainable energy developments.
Russia’s war in Ukraine exacerbated the ongoing energy crisis, which has reached unprecedented levels of volatility, threatening energy supplies and affordability across Europe, and leaving consumers saddled with sky-high energy bills and facing potential rationing in the winter. This emergency demands both a focus on immediate energy security needs and emphasis on the transition to a decarbonized and sustainable energy system in the medium to long-term. In the lead up to COP27, the time is right to accelerate the progress on decarbonization in the region, while exploring how clean energy solutions can contribute to addressing high prices and the supply crunch in the near-term.
Regional energy markets are faced with diverse, unique challenges in bolstering energy security while decarbonizing their economies. This conference will serve as a platform for discussions of regulatory changes, financing mechanisms, and clean energy technologies necessary to drive the energy transition while improving security and resilience of the energy systems. Participants will brainstorm ideas on how to expedite the adoption and deployment of clean energy technologies and sustainability solutions, including efforts towards the circular economy.
The conference also features a dedicated session covering Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans on the implications of the Paris Agreement, COP27, and the EU Green Deal, as well as a discussion on the regional clean energy outlook. This exclusive session was organized by the Atlantic Council and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a leading financier of clean energy projects and climate change mitigation efforts throughout the region.