Summit on Strengthening Energy Safety

An Energy Summit under the auspices of Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, took place in Prague Castle on 24-25 May to explore and prepare for the dynamic changes to Europe’s gas markets.
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Invited speakers included the former President of the USA, Bill Clinton; the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Martin Kuba; the Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Tomas Chalupa; the Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic, Pavel Dobes; IIASA Director/CEO, Prof. Pavel Kabat; among others.

Prof. Kabat spoke about the past, present and future of IIASA with a focus on the Institute’s role in energy research from the early 1980s to today’s Global Energy Assessment (GEA). He also announced the launch of the GEA at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in June.

During the summit, Prof. Kabat met with several dignitaries with whom he discussed IIASA’s 40th Anniversary Conference in October.

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Last edited: 29 May 2012


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