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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Sustainable energy Future up to 2030: myth or reality?

On May, 29, a member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Martha Bonifert hold a lecture at MGIMO University. Her speech, which took place within the framework of the program "Energy of Knowledge" of the Global Energy Association, was devoted to the reality of achieving a sustainable energy future for all mankind until 2030.

During the lecture, the expert reviewed the current global megatrends and emphasized that the global energy system, changing under the influence of demographic processes, climate agenda and technological achievements, is on the way of great transformation.

Particular attention was paid to the problem of high consumption of resources in the context of significant population growth, as well as the impact of the technological revolution on the energy sector, environmental, economic and social aspects of achieving sustainable energy development. Martha Bonifert stressed the need for renewable energy sources, the widespread use of which was considered on the example of countries such as Germany, China, Great Britain, New Zealand, India.

Martha Bonifert is the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), Board Member, Environment and Sustainability WS Leader, Advisor to AGGROINOVA/University of Turin Scientific Committee. She is also member of the board of the CEE Gender Network, member of the EBRD's Environmental and Social Advisory Council (ESAC), member of the global advisory board of Tokyo University. For more than 25 years, she worked in important positions for government, multinational-businesses and international and national environment agencies. Mrs. Bonifert was the executive director of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) for 14 years.

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