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International Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Strategies | Energy Access & the Nexus with Water and Food

December 4-5, 2013
Politecnico di Milano, Aula Rogers - Via Ampère 2, Milan

International cooperation is nowadays considered an essential element for the promotion of global energy strategies that can meet the four main dimensions of sustainability: economic, environmental, social and institutional. Politecnico di Milano and Enel Foundation, in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico and Unesco Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, jointly organize a two-days international conference to serve as high-level platform for networking and scientific exchange in the field. In the perspective of an integrated approach to resource management, energy is closely linked to other resources, in particular water and food. Avai­lability and security of water, energy and food can be achieved through an integrated approach. This conference represents an high level opportunity to discuss on these topics.

PROGRAM DAY ONE - December 4, 2013
8.45-9.00 I Registration

9.00-9.30 I Welcome   
Giovanni Azzone, Rector, Politecnico di Milano
Fulvio Conti, ENEL CEO
Giampio Bracchi, President, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

9.30-10.45 I Beyond 2015: a perspective on sustainable energy for all
Key note speeches
Current challenges in the global energy sector:  energy transition and sustainable growth
Roberto Bocca, Head of Energy Industries, World Economic Forum
A perspective on sustainable energy for all toward 2050
Koffi Ekouevi, World Bank Group

Coffee and Tea break

11.15-11.30 I Presentation of the conference and its rationale
Emanuela Colombo, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, Politecnico di Milano

11.30-13.30 I Energy Access, Human Rights and Equity - SESSION I
Chairperson:
Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Panelists:
Marco Baroni, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Diego Masera, UNIDO
Pippo Ranci Ortigosa, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
Shonali Pachauri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Karan Sehgal, IFAD
Kenneth A. Yongabi, Catholic University of Cameroon

Light Lunch break

15.00-17.00 I Energy for productive usage, new markets and local development - SESSION II
Chairperson:
Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Panelists:
Toby Couture, Renewable Energy, IFOK
Mark Howells, Department of Energy Technology, KTH Stockholm
John Humphrey, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Liudmila Studenikina, Institute of Geopolitics and energy security of Russia, Gubkin University Moscow
Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

PROGRAM DAY TWO - December 5, 2013
9.30-12.30 I The Nexus: Energy, Water, and Food - SESSION III
Introduction to the session by the Chairpersons I Invited case studies I Participatory discussion I Q&A from the audience

Chairpersons:
Emanuela Colombo, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, Politecnico di Milano
Mariano Morazzo, Enel Foundation

Case Studies:
Alessandro Flammini, FAO Roma
Pippa Howard, Flora & Fauna International
Jan-Christoph Kuntze, Department of Water, Energy, Transport, GIZ
Maria Cristina Rulli, DICA- Politecnico di Milano
Chao Zhang, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University

Coffee and Tea break

Panelists:
Thomas Alfstad, Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
Damien Conarè, UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems, Montpellier SupAgro
Carlo Giupponi, Università Cà Foscari Venezia
Patrick Luccioni, EDF HELP
Michela Miletto, WWAP UNESCO
Hani Sewilam, UNESCO Chair in Water Management, AACHEN University
Guido Zolezzi, UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, University of Trento

12.30-13.00 I Closure

Final messaged from the conference
Chairpersons plus
:
Romain Murenzi, Chair Person Session I
Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Chair Person Session II
Emanuela Colombo and Mariano Morazzo, Chair Persons Session III
Fabio Inzoli, Head of Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Costa, Director of Enel Foundation

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