The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted leading experts for the seventh annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The Summit focused on understanding trends shaping our current energy system, and what's ahead for energy policy, energy markets, geopolitics, technology and efforts to reduce emissions and address climate change. Missed a session or want to rewatch your favorite conversations? Click the links below.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

9:00-9:40 a.m. EDT

African Perspectives on the Energy Transition

H.E. Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo, SAN
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Moderated by Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

9:45-10:30 a.m. EDT

The Global Agenda in Energy for Development

Damilola Ogunbiyi
Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Jean-Paul Adam
Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Moderated by Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

12:00-12:45 p.m. EDT

The Biden Administration’s Climate Agenda

Gina McCarthy
National Climate Advisor, The White House

Moderated by Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

North American Electric Power: An Industry in Transition

Sophie Brochu
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec

Paula Gold-Williams
President and CEO, CPS Energy

Tania Ortiz Mena
Chief Executive Officer, IEnova

Moderated by Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Former Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

11:00-11:45 a.m. EDT

The Path to Net-Zero: Outlook to a Decarbonized Energy Future

Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Moderated by Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

12:00-12:45 p.m. EDT

Energy Industry in Transition

Bernard Looney
CEO, bp

Moderated by Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Promise and Challenge in Latin America’s Energy Future

Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas
Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

The Honorable Juan Carlos Jobet
Minister of Energy and Mining, Chile

Luis Alberto Moreno
Former President, Inter-American Development Bank
Advisory Board Member, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

Moderated by Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

 

THURSDAY, MAY 20

9:00-9:45 a.m. EDT

Power and Sustainability: The View from India’s State-Owned Utility Sector

Gurdeep Singh
Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited

Moderated by Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

10:00-10:45 a.m. EDT

Integrating Energy and Climate Priorities in the Gulf and around the Globe

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate

Moderated by David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

12:00-12:45 p.m. EDT

Innovating for the Planet: The Power of Technology and Finance

Carmichael Roberts, PhD
Co‐Founder & Managing Partner, Material Impact
Investment Committee Co‐Lead, Breakthrough Energy

Moderated by Dr. Melissa Lott, Director of Research and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Law and Policy for Energy and Climate Solutions

Frances Beinecke
Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Cheryl LaFleur
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
Former Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Mary Nichols
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
Former Chair, California Air Resources Board

Moderated by Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School