Espen Mehlum is the Head of Energy, Materials, and Infrastructure Programs, Benchmarking and Regional Action, World Economic Forum. Espen Mehlum leads Programs and initiatives within the World Economic Forum’s global platform for Energy, Materials, and Infrastructure. He has over 22 years of experience in energy, sustainability, and international collaboration. From 2000-2004, he was advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and from 2004-2006, he served as Norway’s Energy Advisor to the International Energy Agency. From 2006 to today, he has held several positions at the World Economic Forum. Espen holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow.
Transitioning to a low-carbon energy future consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement requires trillions of dollars of additional investment in the Global South.