More than 2,000 world leaders, corporate executives and trade delegates are expected to attend the World Energy Forum 2016 in New York City from Oct. 19-22 featuring sessions on wind power, solar and electricity markets, among other topics.
According to the forum, attendees from more than 150 countries will join together to discuss the roles of business and government in providing universal energy access – part of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“There is nothing more critical to our future and security than access to energy. It’s the most important issue of our time and impacts all nations and all peoples,” says Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh, chairman of the World Energy Forum. “As the best recognized and most respected platform for energy collaboration, the World Energy Forum offers global leaders in government, industry and academia the ability to share ideas, find solutions and take action on this important issue effecting humanity.”
The World Energy Forum’s workshops and sessions were developed by energy experts and include leading organizations, executives, academics, media and government officials. Specifically, session topics will focus on wind, solar, oil, coal, natural gas, biofuels, nuclear energy, commercial and infrastructural development, water, finance, security, efficiency, transportation, corporate sustainability, electricity markets, and energy transit’s role in providing universal energy access to all.
Special sessions will focus on energy crises impacting indigenous peoples and landlocked nations, as well as increasing women’s engagement in sustainable energy.