03 December 2012
Oslo, Norway

Oslo seminar on the Global Energy Assessment

On December 3rd, the Research Council of Norway organized a mini seminar on the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) in Oslo.

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Norway flag and sky © Goran Bogicevic | Dreamstime.com

 The seminar gathered GEA authors and energy experts with their Norwegian counterparts for discussions on how the GEA analyses and findings can inform Norwegian research and decisions on energy policy and technologies for sustainable energy pathways. IIASA's Shonali Pachauri spoke about energy access at the event.

Coordinated by IIASA, GEA was led by some of the world's leading energy experts in research, academia, business, industry and policy, representing both the developed and the developing world.  The report comprises the work of more than 500 authors and reviewers over 6 years, with the goal of facilitating equitable and sustainable energy services for all. 

A report about the event is available on the Norwegian Research Council Web site. 

Date: December 3rd, 2012
Location: Hotel Bristol, Kristian IVs gate 7, Oslo. 


11.30 – 12.00              Light Refreshments

12.00 – 12.15              Welcome and introduction by Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director for the Research Council’s division for Energy, Resources and the Environment

12.15 – 12-45             GEA Overview: Goals, processes and key findings, by Ged Davis, Co- President of GEA Council

12.45 – 13.15              The GEA pathways: How to achieve universal modern energy access by 2030, by Shonali Pachauri, Senior Research Scholar in the Energy Program (ENE) at IIASA and Convening Lead Author, GEA Chapter 19: Energy Access for Development

13.15 – 13.30              Coffee break

13.30 – 13.50              Norwegian contribution to GEA, by Edgar Hertwich, professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Lead Author GEA chapter 10: Energy End-Use - Buildings

13.50 – 14.30              5-7 prepared short comments from invited stakeholders on how Norwegian R&D can contribute to implementing the GEA solutions in Norway and globally

14.30                           Discussion

15.15                           The Research Council sums up

15.30                           End of seminar

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Read about the event on the Norwegian Research Council Web site.

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