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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.

The Global Energy Association`s experts define the role of science in solving global problems

On June, 7 at 12:00 will be held a session “Science and Life: The Boundaries of the Possible” at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The world's leading scientists and experts will determine the possibilities of science to confront global challenges, as well as its place in the new technological cycle. The laureates and members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee will take part in the discussion.

Science was the driver of social progress throughout the existence of mankind. Technological discoveries were not only a source of knowledge, but also helped to improve the welfare of society, improve different areas of life and improve the quality of life. Every year, scientists around the world find solutions that change traditional ideas about reality. Although the scientific and technical process is heterogeneous, it is developing rapidly and demonstrates new facets of the possible human mind.

The world is on the threshold of a new technological cycle, the coming era will be a time of great opportunities and changes. We are already witnessing the results of the 4th industrial revolution, but many of the negative consequences of the previous industrial stage, such as global climate challenges, problems of uneven distribution of resources, require immediate action on the part of the world community. During the discussion, the participants of the panel session will answer the questions: is scientific knowledge able to withstand global challenges and help society to achieve sustainable development of the environment, economy and society? How will new information technologies, artificial intelligence, automation and digitalization change the usual way of life? Is society ready for such drastic changes?


Rodney John Allam – the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, member of the IPCC, awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 2007.

Dominique Fache – member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, member of the Board of Directors of Sophia Antipolis Technopark, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTF LLC, Independent Director.

Andrey Kaprin – Director General of the Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Yuri Olenin – Deputy Director General for Innovation Management, ROSATOM.

Alexander Sergeev – President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

Riccardo Valentini – Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia, Italy, awarded the Nobel Peace prize.

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel – Professor emeritus at the University of Zurich, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The participants of the discussion:

Andrey Adrianov – Vice - President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

Sergey Alekseenko – the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, RAS Academician, Director Inst. of Thermophysics Siberian Branch of RAS.

Victoria Badtieva – Professor of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

Anatoliy Dmitrievskiy – Academic adviser of the Oil andGas Research Institute RAS (OGRI RAS).

Ruslan Novikov –  Director General of ZAO “Argumenty I fakty”.

Alexander Razumov – President of the National SPA Association, RAS Academician.


Maksim Safonov – Director of the Green Capital Alliance (GCA), RANEPA.


The session will be held on June 7, since 12.00 till 13.15

Venue: Pavilion G, conference hall G4

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