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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 IX Global Energy Prize Summit postponed

As a result of the current epidemiological situation in China and the outbreak of coronavirus, the management of the Global Energy Association informs that IX Summit has been rescheduled. The decision was made based on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the decision of the Russian Federation Government ‘in order to ensure state security, protect public health and non-dissemination of a new coronavirus infection’. The partner of the event China University of Petroleum-Beijing supported the initiative to postpone the event. Parties agreed to remain all previously reached arrangements. Date and place of the event will be announced additionally.

The IX Global Energy Prize Summit was scheduled for April 27-28, 2020 at the China University of Petroleum (Beijing). The two-day business program consisted of panel sessions, round tables, and also included open discussions with the participation of delegates from 20 countries and about 800 visitors.

‘While shaping the agenda of the event, we set our goal to discuss the most important topic –‘Industry and technology in the energy trilemma,’ said Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the International Award Committee. - This, in turn, predetermined the discussion topics: ‘Future of oil and gas industry in the changing energy mix’, ‘Long term policy as response to climate change’, ‘Voice of urbanization: solutions for cities and regions. Showcases from Asia’, ‘Geopolitical opportunities and challenges of energy systems transition’, ‘Realistic outlooks, forecasts and impact of climate on humanity’. ‘I believe that regardless of the change of time and location of the Summit, one way or another we will pay great attention to the declared topics,’ Rae Kwon Chung summed up.

In an official letter addressed to the President of China University of Petroleum-Beijing the management of the Global Energy Association expressed confidence that the threat would soon be eliminated and wished its Chinese partners to deal quickly with the problems that had arisen in the country. The final decision on the venue will be made later, with the stabilization of the epidemiological situation in China and the complete absence of danger to the life and health of the participants and guests of the upcoming Summit.

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