2021 대한민국 에너지전환 컨퍼런스
Korea Energy Transition Conference 2021
2021.11.22`23 | 서울 코엑스 그랜드볼룸

Session Description

[Keynote Speeches] Transformation, Integration and Innovation Net-Zero 2050: Integration and Innovations

Session Description

To strengthen response to the global climate crisis, countries around the world have been setting a more specific and reinforced goal of Net-Zero CO2 emission in the long term, along with the establishment of a clean energy system to respond to climate change. This ambitious and new goal requires the conversion from using fossil fuel into a new energy system which entails the overall changes in energy mechanisms including supply and demand. Such energy system conversion will require significant investment such as technology development and new facilities, as well as institutional improvement and market changes to support it. In addition, conflicts between various values, including friction with existing systems, may occur during policy implementation. Therefore, for effective policy implementation, it is essential to establish an implementation strategy that can minimize social costs in consideration of each country's social and economic conditions. In terms of industries and enterprises, for the purpose of the Net-Zero conversion of production/consumption, they need to set up and implement transitional development strategies which focus on technology innovation and investment, and minimize risk factors by accurately predicting market changes. In the global aspect, due to the nature of energy activities of countries around the world being linked through energy movement, in order to achieve a successful global Net-Zero, it is necessary to prepare and promote global cooperation strategies from a multilateral standpoint as well as individual national policies. In promoting the Net-Zero policy, each country can achieve the energy sector change that each country aims for through interaction only when changes in the global energy sector as well as their own energy sector occur together. In this session, therefore, high-ranking policy makers from around the world will present Net-Zero implementing strategies of major economies including Korea in terms of challenges and overcoming methods expected in the implementation of the Net-Zero policy, and the role and participation of community members. On the industry and enterprise side, the CEO of a leading energy company will present development strategy for technology development and investment expansion for the implementation of Net-Zero, and for overcoming risk factors in the innovation process. Also, the representative of a global consulting firm will present the outlook for changes in the global energy market and investment following the implementation of Net-Zero. the Secretary-General of the International Energy Agency, IEA, will present how to cooperate for global energy conversion to achieve Net-Zero.

Questions

  • 1. What is the future prospect of the global energy system following the global Net-Zero promotion and the basic direction of global energy cooperation that should be established in the implementation process?
  • 2. What are each country’s vision, prospect and major strategies for the future energy system which pursues Net-Zero?
  • 3. What challenges do you expect to have when implementing Net-Zero policies, and how will you overcome them?
  • 4. What are industries and/or companies’ Net-Zero strategies for technology innovation and investment and what challenges do you expect to have when implementing those strategies? And how will you overcome them?
  • 5. What changes do you expect in the global energy market and investment following the implementation of Net-Zero?

Session Composition

Time Program Contents
[KST]
13:00-13:10

[CET]
05:00-05:10
10' Welcoming Remarks

Vision and challenges of energy conversion and Net-Zero

Moon Sung Wook Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea
[KST]
13:10-14:30

[CET]
05:10-06:30
80' Keynote Speech

Net-Zero pursuing strategies, challenges and future outlook in Korea

Yun Sun Jin Chairperson, 2050 Korea Carbon Neutrality Commission

Net-Zero 2050: Transformation, Integration and Innovation

Kadri Simson Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

From Coal to Clean Energy: Taking Action in Korea and Around the World

Michael R. Bloomberg Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies

Energy Pathways to Net Zero – Challenges and Opportunities

Fatih Birol Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Notable Developments in Energy Policy of The United States

Elizabeth Urbanas Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, Office of International Affairs
Department of Energy, United States of America

Net-Zero challenges from the company perspective and the cases implemented by SK

Lee Hyunghee President, Social Value Committee, SK SUPEX Council
[KST]
14:30-14:40

[CET]
06:30-06:40
10' Break