A week all about innovation, exchange and best practice for the global energy transition: The Berlin Energy Week 2022. The heart and center of the Berlin Energy Week was the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on March 29th and 30th, 2022.
Ministers and high-level decision makers from all regions of the world came together and took part in the online conference with the moto “From Ambition to Action”.
Countries around the world are making great efforts to protect the climate. However, this process must be accelerated and international cooperation must be further expanded. The energy transition and climate protection are indeed global challenges. This year's Berlin Energy Week and the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue conference focussed on measures necessary for climate neutrality. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue was held and hosted by the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection
As an expert for the energy transition with interdisciplinary competence, the German Energy Agency (dena) supported the federal government in organizing the Berlin Energy Week, together with partner organizations, including the Federal Association of Renewable Energy (BEE), the Federal Asso-ciation of the Solar Industry (BSW-Solar), and eclareon.
Dena and its partners contributed to the Berlin Energy Week and the conference with a wide range of events and formats:
Together with innovative companies based in Germany, dena took participants on a journey to experience the energy transition in practice. Visitors got involved by participating in Onsite Guided Tours and virtual tours of sites and production facilities, or live online presentations held with the companies of the energy transition.
To find out more about the BETD Energiewende Tours and participating companies and projects, visit the interactive map of the Energiewende Tours.
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The evening reception on the first day of the conference was one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and acted as the melting pot of Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD and the partner events enjoyed an exclusive networking opportunity with food and drinks in an extraordinary location in the heart of Berlin. Participation was possible both onsite in Berlin for selected guests and available to all registered guests via live stream.
The event was hosted by Dr Linda Davis and Andreas Kuhlmann.
Evening Reception Livestream
Despite playing an important role as vital change agents in the energy transition, women are still considerably underrepresented in the energy sector worldwide. To give female experts greater opportunity for informal exchange and to further strengthen supporting networks, dena organised the Women's Lunch on 30 March from 1 p.m. at the International Club of the Federal Foreign Office. Moderated by dena's Managing Director Kristina Haverkamp, speakers included Dr. Anna Lührmann (Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, GER), Birgit Schwenk (Head of Climate Protection Department, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, GER) and und Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary UNFCCC).
As part of the official supporting program, dena organized business-to-government (B2G) dialogues. The B2G dialogues enabled the exchange between the German energy industry and high-ranking government representatives of the respective countries. Entrepreneurs could find out more about the applicable legal and economic conditions in the country here in direct dialogue. More information will follow shortly.
The Green Industry Challenge was an ideas competition that promoted innovative ideas for decarbonizing industries through international cooperation in the field of renewable energy. The aim was to find political- and technical-based solutions to sustainably support decarbonization of global industry. The winners of the challenge got the chance to present their winning idea to a global audience at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue.
Around 400 employees work at dena for the success of the energy transition and climate protection - nationally and internationally. Since its founding, dena has launched around 1,500 projects. Get to know the history of dena and find out about current projects and topics.
Bilder: Women's Lunch: Stageview, Guided Tours: EUREF-Campus/ChristianKruppa EUREF AG