CLEAN ENERGY FORUM 2017 Event date: 30.11.2017 Time: 10:00 Organizer: International Energy Center


Clean energy for sustainable development

Second international forum CLEAN ENERGY will take place on November 30, 2017 in the Hotel Indigo in St. Petersburg.

On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a set of goals for sustainable development to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

In July 2017, the EU Expert Group on Sustainable Finance published a report on green finance. The report notes that in the next two decades the European Union needs to invest at least 180 billion euros annually in order to achieve the goals stated in the Paris Climate Agreement.


Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

«... by 2030 ... encourage investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy sources ...»
At the Clean Energy Forum — 2017 we would like to address the issue of how to realize Russia's huge clean energy potential. Given the St. Petersburg location, a special attention would be paid to the North-West Federal District, as well as to the Arctic cooperation. Since the forum will be held immediately after the international climate talks in Bonn, we intend to discuss its outcome in Russia as well.




Thursday, November 30, 2017

10:00 - 10:30 Registration of participants and welcome coffee

10:30 - 10:45 Welcome speeches

EUSP Rector, Dr. Nikolay Vakhtin

Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hans Wesseling



Session I Clean Energy Potential

10:45 - 12:45 Panel discussion:
Moderator: Oleg PLUZHNIKOV, Business Russia

  • Branko Milicevic, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Sergey Vakulenko, Head of Strategy and Innovations, Gazpromneft
  • Igor Bashmakov, Director, Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEF)
  • Dr. Jan-Jaap Aué, Hanze University of Applied Sciences


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


Session II Clean Energy Investment Potential

14:00 – 16:00 Discussion and presentations:
Moderator: Mikhail YULKIN, Head of the Climate Change Working Group, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

  • Alexander Bychkov, General Director, RUSS-INVEST
  • Henrik Forsstrom, Senior Adviser, Nordic Environmental Financial Corporation
  • Dr. Tim Heitling, Partner, Baker&McKenzie
  • Mikhail Davydov, Senior Analyst, Standard&Poors
  • Alexey Shadrin, CEO, Russian Carbon Fund


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break


Session III Clean Energy Award


16:30-17:00 Clean Energy Award — 2017 results and awarding ceremony


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