Columbia Global Energy Summit 2022

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Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, the world has been reminded of the challenges of meeting our energy security needs while keeping them in line with our decarbonization goals. European leaders plan to wean the continent off Russian energy as they scour the world for natural gas to manage the coming winter. At the same time devastating floods in Pakistan, Korea, the US, and elsewhere, along with record-breaking heatwaves and drought are ever present reminders that our climate is changing faster and more visibly. But there are also some reasons for optimism—with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and $369 billion for clean energy, the US has finally signaled to the rest of the world that climate is a legislative priority.

At this critical moment, we are convening to discuss the most urgent challenges across the globe with the foremost experts, leaders, and visionaries in energy geopolitics and the energy transition. Join us Wednesday, October 12 for our eighth annual Columbia Global Energy Summit held at Columbia University.

This event will be hosted in-person in New York City and live streamed via Zoom. All in-person attendees are required to have received a full COVID-19 vaccination series. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event. This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]). For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Stay tuned as we continue to update this page with speakers, sessions, and times. 

Welcome Remarks
9:00-9:05 a.m.
 
Keren Yarhi-Milo
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Opening Remarks
9:05-9:10 a.m.
 
Jason Bordoff
Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
The State of American and Global Energy
9:10-10:00 a.m.
 
Dan R. Brouillette
President, Sempra Infrastructure; Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
 
Ernest J. Moniz
President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative; Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
 
Moderated by Paul Dabbar
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Fireside Chat with Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo
10:00-10:40 a.m.
 
Wally Adeyemo
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
 
Moderated by Jason Bordoff
Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Coffee Break
10:40-10:55 a.m.
Energy Transition and Climate Outlook After the Inflation Reduction Act
10:55-11:40 a.m.
 
Brian J. Anderson, PhD
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
 
Catherine McKenna
Chair, UN High Level Expert Group on Net Zero Commitments; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy; former Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister
 
Mary Nichols
Former Chair of the California Air Resources Board
 
Moderated by Cheryl LaFleur
Non-Resident Fellow and Advisory Board Member, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Financing the Future: How We Scale The Transition
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
 
Paul Bodnar
Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
 
Lord John Browne
Co-Founder and Chairman, BeyondNetZero
 
Kyung-Ah Park
Managing Director ESG Investment Management, Temasek
 
Moderated by Jonathan Elkind
Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Lunch
12:25-1:35 p.m.
Energy In Wartime: Where We Are & What's Ahead
1:35-2:20 p.m.
 
Iain C. Conn
Senior Advisor, Blackstone and BCG; Senior Independent Director, BT plc; Former Group CEO, Centrica plc
 
Anne-Sophie Corbeau
Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
 
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova
Research Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
 
Eirik Wærness
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, MMP GEA, Equinor ASA
 
Moderated by Melissa Lott, PhD
Director of Research and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
The World's First Global Energy Crisis
2:20-3:05 p.m.
 
Jason Bordoff
Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
 
Helima Croft
Managing Director, Head of Global Commodity Strategy and MENA Research, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets, LLC
 
Christopher James
Founder and Executive Chairman, Engine No. 1
 
Moderated by Robert Johnston
Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Emerging Markets: Climate and Energy Crisis Impact
3:05-3:50 p.m.
 
Fahad Alajlan
President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
 
Mauricio Cárdenas
Global Senior Research Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy
 
Riccardo Pulitti
Vice President for Infrastructure Global Practice, The World Bank
 
Moderated by Luisa Palacios, PhD
Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Closing Remarks
3:50 p.m.
 
Jason Bordoff
Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University