Policy and Innovation for Energy and Climate Change: Achieving a Low-Carbon Society

A growing population, economic progress, and lifestyle changes in developing countries call for reliable, affordable, and modern energy access. While demand for energy is expected to continue to increase worldwide, global society is facing a serious challenge: climate change. In the process of meeting energy demand and combating climate change as well as achieving a low-carbon society, innovation is expected to be the key and relevant policy responses will be required. Knowledge, insight, and wisdom from all sides of the globe need to be gathered against the common and present challenge.

This side event will look at practices, concepts, and policies to promote innovation for climate change or to tackle climate change itself.

Discussion will revolve around profound insights and expertise from multiple players engaging in innovation for climate change and grappling with climate change from public sector, private sector, and academia.

This side event will contribute to Day 1, HLP 4: SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG 13 Climate Action.

docum: Georg Erdmann – “Innovation for Cool Earth Forum”, André Faaij – “Driving Energy Transitions = Rapid Innovation”, Hiroyuki Tezuka – “The Role of Business in Developing and Disseminating Low-Carbon Technology”, Sumiko Takeuchi – “Thinking about Japan’s Energy & Environmental Policy”, Session Summary


May 09 2017


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Conference Room 5 (C Building, 7th floor), Vienna International Centre