Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Australian National University, Australia

Our Climate and Energy Future

Post the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference, the next few decades will see a transformation in the international energy mix as the world moves towards a low-carbon economy. Changes will arise from advances in technology, as new sources of energy are introduced, and from changes in human behaviour and other global trends. This presentation will examine the prospects for our energy future using the Australian economy as an exmaple.

Australia is poised at an interesting moment in its history as an energy power where large and fundamental shifts in our use, generation, distribution and export of energy are not only possible, but likely by the middle of this century. This talk will present some of the potential future scenarios and their links with global energy trends.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Abstract to be uploaded soon

Global Solar Council

10 Million Solar Jobs by 2030

Founded at COP21 in Paris, the Global Solar Council (GSC) is committed to ensuring the rapid and wide-scale adoption of solar energy through cooperation, education and training. In recognition of solar PV’s immense potential for job creation, poverty alleviation, and addressing climate change, the GSC has set a target of 10 million solar jobs by 2030.  This goal will result in trillions of dollars in long term, stable investments and multiple terawatts of PV generation. In pursuit of this target, the GSC will promote key policy positions and recommendations for action and implementation and work in close partnership with governmental organizations and other partners around the world.