ASTANA – The Future Energy Forum will gather international experts in Paris on Dec. 9 for an event to be held on the sidelines of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, announced the press office of EXPO 2017.
Nazarbayev University and the EXPO 2017 National Company will jointly host the Future Energy Forum as part of the preparations for the international specialised exhibition in Astana. Those wishing to attend can register online at www.futureenergyforum.org.
The 2015 Future Energy Forum with the theme “Climate Change and Energy of the Future” is the second in a series of pre-expo international conferences.
The forum will offer an opportunity for formal and informal discussions, leading to a transfer of knowledge and strengthened relations between individuals, institutions and nations, say organisers.
Insights and recommendations from the forum will be used to develop the programme for the main Future Energy Forum in Astana, which will take place during EXPO 2017.
The previous Future Energy Forum was held in Astana in 2014. The event became a platform for the development of research projects on the Future Energy theme and its sub-themes: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, introducing energy efficient technologies and ensuring universal access to sustainable energy. More than 500 leading energy experts, scientists, nongovernmental organisation leaders and representatives of the public sector attended that event. The issues discussed were climate change, environmental and energy security, investments in projects to reduce emissions and acquisitions and waste disposal.
In November 2012, Astana won the bid to host EXPO 2017. More than 100 countries are expected to take part in the event, 51 of which have confirmed their involvement, as well as 11 international organisations, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and other international groups.
Kazakhstan chose Future Energy as the theme of EXPO 2017 to unite the global community in responding to global energy challenges.