The Global Energy Association and the Eurasian Development Bank to present their report on Eurasian sustainable energy
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On 2nd December, within the framework of the Second Eurasian Congress, the Eurasian Development Bank will hold a session entitled “An effective water-energy complex, the basis for prosperity in Central Asia:” The President of the Global Energy Association Sergey Brilev will moderate the session.

The report “Clean Energies for the sustainable future of Eurasia” will be presented at the session – prepared by the Global Energy Association, together with the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB).

    The report contains an analysis of the opportunities for using hydrogen for storing energy to solve Central Asia’s energy problems, as well as the development of offshore wind energy and technologies for CO2 capture and storage.

    “Like a series of other Global Energy projects, the report will help provide a serious forum for a discussion on the sort of future that lies ahead for fossil energy in the low-carbon era. The fact that a dialogue of mutual respect can be found between advocates of fossil and renewable energy will mean suppliers and consumers of energy will both be winners. And that includes the Eurasian region, rich in oil, gas, coal and hydro resources,” Brilev said.

    “Today, the global energy sector generates about 75 % of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world. In the light of the world-wide energy transition, which will, to a great extent, also affect the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the development of innovative, clean technologies aimed at a full transformation of how we produce, transport and consume energy amounts to the key to preventing the negative consequences of climate change. From 2017, the EDB has provided finance of more than $540 million ro projects of renewable energy sources and by 2024, we plan to bring the volume of financing to $1 billion. Joint research with Global Energy is yet another step in promoting the development of ‘green’ energy within the Eurasian Economic Community and support for the work of international experts in the sector and, of particular importance, of young scientists,” said Nikolay Podguzov, Chairman of the EDB Management Board.

    The main topic at the session will be a discussion of the ineffective use of resources in Central Asia’s water and energy complex. According to EDB estimates, this results in the region losing 1.5 % of GDP every year. Other issues to be raised include investment and modernisation of regional systems, mechanisms of unified systems of operation and the role of national and international regulators.

    The report is aimed at popularising and supporting research and development of clean technologies in the energy sector as well as promoting the expansion of energy cooperation within the EAEU.

Those invited to take part:

  • Alexander Novak, Russian Deputy Prime Minister
  • Jamshid Kuchkarov. Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan
  • Nikolay Shulginov. Russian Energy Minister
  • Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Energy Minister of Kazakhstan
  • Sherali Kebir, Minister of Industry and Innovation of Tajikistan
  • Doskul Bekmurzaev, Energy Minister of Kyrgyzstan
  • Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of VTB Bank
  • Viktor Khmarin, Chairman of the Management Board, RusHydro
  • Almasadam Satkaliev, CEO of Samruk-Kazyna
  • Maxim Bystrov, Chairman of the Board, Market Council
  • Fedor Opadchiy, Chairman of the Commission on high technological coordination of the Unite Power System CIS and Baltic countries
  • Hamidullah Shamsiyev, Director of the Coordinating Dispatch Centre, Energiya
  • Benedito Braga, President, World Water Council
  • Tatina Proskuryakova, World Bank, Regional Director for Central Asia
  • Nikolay Podguzov, Chairman of the EDB Management Board

The event

    The session “An effective water-energy complex, the basis for prosperity in Central Asia:” within the framework of the Second Eurasian Congress

Date and time: 2nd December at 3.30 p.m.

Address: Pavilion 57 VDNKh (Exhibition of Economic Achievements), main hall

Media accreditation

To take part in the Congress, you need to register on the site https://congress.eabr.org/ by 20th NovemberAccess to the Congress for all participants, media representatives and staff will be permitted strictly upon presentation of an accreditation badge. The badge will be activated on presentation of a negative PCR test carried out in an accredited laboratory. A list of accredited laboratories will be published and sent to registered participants by 27thNovember.

    

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