Another summer, another heat record: the effects of climate change are becoming more and more apparent as the world grapples with an unprecedented series of heat waves, wildfires, and floods.
The urgency of a shift to renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles has never been clearer. Countries around the world are implementing energy transition strategies tailored to their national contexts. But are things changing fast enough to reach the climate target set in the Paris Agreement to keep global heating below 1.5°C?
The IKEM Academy 2020 will take stock of the lessons learned in the German energy transition and connect these with other experiences of transition around the world. It will look into ways to ramp up the energy transition through new participatory mechanisms that foster support for renewables, and will focus on next-generation innovation and breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies like offshore wind, storage, power-to-X, and much more.
This year’s IKEM Academy, ‘Climate countdown – the next phase of the energy transition’, will be held from 13–17 July 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The five-day multidisciplinary forum features interactive workshops, seminars led by renowned experts, and networking events. Outside the conference room, the programme offers an up-close look at different stages of Berlin’s own energy transformation: participants will see the energy transition in progress at a local brewery and visit the wind farm now powering many of the city’s businesses. The programme concludes with a festive farewell barbecue.
Join the Academy 2020 as we create an action plan to power the global energy transition and keep global heating below 1.5°C!