The breakout sessions take the form of panel discussions, with a diverse range of panellists alongside a student moderator. These sessions will be headed with a question to be debated during the session resulting in a progressive and engaging discussion between speakers and delegates. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for delegates to learn, engage and discuss topics in great detail with a panel of experts.
Navigating Negative Emissions Technologies
How can CCS mitigate further carbon emissions from fossil fuels? How can we combine this process with biofuels? Are these technologies truly carbon neutral? How can we combine CCS with biofuels (BECCS)? What role does geoengineering play in slowing down climate change?
Intelligent Cities: Cleaner, greener, healthier.
Around the world, cities continue to expand as urbanisation continues to offer better living standards. How are these cities improving, driving innovation, optimising space and fundamentally providing pleasant living environments? What are the key challenges facing a world where urbanisation is increasing?
Hidden Energy: Global Supply and behaviour
Global consumerism is growing at an unprecedented pace. Increasingly, we expect to be able to access what we want, when we want it. A culture of fast fashion, new technology and instant information is developing before us. What is the energy and environmental cost of this new consumer behaviour? Which industries are the most energy intensive and where is this energy being used? Next day delivery, international food trends and single use plastics and their implications for a sustainable energy future need to be transparent, so that the consumer can fully understand their purchasing power. How are the companies at the forefront of this movement responding to minimise their impact?
Emerging Technology Disruptors
Innovative technologies offer tremendous opportunities to disrupt the energy transition for the better. How are innovations impacting our transition to a sustainable energy future? How do individuals, communities, governments, and nations empower themselves to adapt and understand their implications?
Charge-up! Changes in the electricity generation mix
Tremendous changes to the global portfolio of electricity generating units are occuring at an unprecedented pace. On the demand-side, distributed energy resources, smart homes, electric vehicles and battery storage are impacting traditional markets and driving new business models. How are grid system operators, power producers, utilities and market authorities reacting to these changes?