Prof. Rouben Indjikian held his first seminar on the future of global energy in 2017. Since then he continues to hold regularly such events. The 3 June 2022 evening event,organized in the framework of his Summer Global Energy Economy course, continues this tradition.
In spite of current energy shock and increase in prices reminiscent of 1970s oil crisis, the UN member countries still need to be focused on addressing energy transition and sustainability issues. The stresses due to Covid and Ukraine crises generated demand and supply side shocks, first bringing collapse of prices and then impressive price spikes. While Covid put world transport on hold and thus decreased CO2 emissions, the following world economy recovery disrupted by supply uncertainties due to conflict in Europe pushed prices of oil, gas and other energy to historically high levels. Such shock put energy transition and sustainability imperative on a temporary hold but policy commitments are still there and hopefully will work on a medium-long term basis.
The 2 hours seminar will discuss how to disentangle short term market disequilibria conundrum from necessity to continue as soon as possible implementing policy measures, including creating price signal mechanisms inducing transition to production of more sustainable energy sources and more efficient energy use and conservation.
The hybrid event addressing above issues on macro and micro levels will be organised in a following way:
Introduction by Prof. Rouben Indjikian
“Energy Transition and sustainability: global challenges and answers on regional and national levels”
Harsh Vijay Singh, Program Manager for Energy Transition Benchmarking at World Economic Forum.
In his work at WEF Mr Singh explores the emerging dimensions of national and industrial transformations to net-zero, through a flagship reports and stakeholder engagement on these subjects. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University (2015), and Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (2008)
“Energy Transition and Sustainability: challenges and opportunities for Services Industriels de Genève”
Gilles Garazi, Executive Director, Energy Transition, SIG
In his work at SIG, Mr Garazi, was responsible during last 7 year for addressing SIG strategies in energy transition, while meeting Geneva Canton and City demand for energy, ensuring phased switch towards cleaner energy and more efficient methods of providing energy services. He holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Geology from University of Geneva and postrgraduate level in Hydrogeology from Centre of Hydrogeology of Neuchatel.
19:30 – 20:00
Questions & Answers, followed by reception
Friday, June 3