Events

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Add to Calendar
The Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, 1 The Green, Medford

CIERP & CREATE Solutions Lunchtime Research Seminar

Adnan Amin, Senior Fellow, HKS, will discuss "Geopolitical Implications of a Rapidly Accelerating Energy Transition."

Adnan Amin is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center where he works on the Geopolitics of Energy Project. Following a distinguished career at the United Nations which included leading UN reform for system wide coherence and as head of the UN System Chief Executives Board Secretariat in New York, he was elected as the first Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency. IRENA is the first universal treaty-based multilateral organization headquartered in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and which participates regularly in the work of institutions such as the G7, G20 and the United Nations. As DG, Adnan led the building of a new institution to support the international community in the transition to a sustainable energy future, turning the agency into a leading player in the global energy transition based on its cutting edge analytical, technical, and advisory services to member countries. He will bring the insights gained over the last 8 years at the forefront of international efforts to advance renewable energy and the analysis of the geopolitical implications of the global energy transition to advance the work of the center in this field. 

With costs continuing to fall and as technology innovation, together with market design innovation, overcome issues of intermittency, renewable energy is reaching a tipping point that is reinventing the global energy system. This has major economic, social and financial implications that will reorder global energy geopolitics. Major opportunities, as well as risks, lie ahead for countries and private sector actors, and their responses will not only determine our climate future, but also the economic and social future of millions and the geopolitical map of our world.

RSVP required. Reception to follow. 

Contact Name: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

Connect with us

Follow HUCE to stay updated on energy and the environment at Harvard and beyond.

Subscribe to our mailing list