12 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
The Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development takes place in Kyiv on 12-15 November 2018. The Forum is co-organized by the Government of Ukraine and the five United Nations Regional Commissions in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASА), The World Bank, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Commission, International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), International Energy Charter, and other.
This year's Forum follows up on the recommendations from the previous meetings – the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development held in June 2017 in Astana and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018 in New York. It combines an opening ministerial session with plenary sessions and parallel workshops in four main tracks:
1) Energy transition and decarbonization,
2) Robust systems and infrastructure,
3) Matchmaking and investor confidence, and
4) Hot topics and deep dives.
Among IIASA researchers taking part in the Forum is Dr. Nadejda Komendantova from the Advanced Systems Analysis Program, who delivers a presentation on the participatory governance of energy transitions, and another presentation on de-risking investments into renewable energy sources. This contribution is based on the results of the LINKS, Mena-Select and Eurasian Integration projects.
Last edited: 07 November 2018
Yaghoubi J, Yazdanpanah M, & Komendantova N (2019). Iranian agriculture advisors’ perception and intention toward biofuel: green way toward energy security, rural development and climate change mitigation. Renewable Energy 130: 452-459. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.081.
Jarbandhan VDB, Komendantova N, Xavier R, & Nkoana E (2018). Chapter 8. Transformation of the South African Energy System: Towards Participatory Governance. In: Systems Analysis Approach for Complex Global Challenges. Eds. Mensah, P., Katerere, D., Hachigonta, S. & Roodt, A., pp. 139-158 Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-71485-110.1007/978-3-319-71486-8_8.
Reusswig F, Komendantova N, & Battaglini A (2018). New Governance Challenges and Conflicts of the Energy Transition: Renewable Electricity Generation and Transmission as Contested Socio-technical Options. In: The Geopolitics of Renewables. Eds. Scholten, D., pp. 231-256 Delft, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-67855-910.1007/978-3-319-67855-9.
Xavier R, Komendantova N, Jarbandhan V, & Nel D (2017). Participatory Governance in the Transformation of the South African Energy Sector: Critical Success Factors for Environmental Leadership. Journal of Cleaner Production 154: 621-632. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.146.
Komendantova N (2017). Renewable energy policy and mitigating the risks for investment. In: Renewable Energy Technologies for Water Desalination. Eds. Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M.F.A. & Bundschuh, J., Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press. ISBN 9781138029170
Schinko T & Komendantova N (2016). De-risking investment into concentrated solar power in North Africa: Impacts on the costs of electricity generation. Renewable Energy 92: 262-272. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.009.
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