Jobs in green transition: Making energy green, cheap and universally available is the driver of mass employment – hosted by Association of Nordic Engineers

23 May, 2018 @ 11:30 – 15:30
Sundkaj 7
2150 Nordhavn
Mads Tømming

The Nordic Clean Energy week takes place in Copenhagen and Malmö from 21 until 25 May 2018. During this week, different actors including Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation will run various activities in parallel in both cities. The Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE) in cooperation with EnergyLab will host a workshop about the jobs in the green transition and the views of Nordic engineers on this topic.

Theme of the workshop
The Nordic countries are among the best in the world when it comes to national energy systems and innovative approaches to the green transition. This is due to a strong focus on innovation, technology and skills in private businesses and research institutions, as well as due to solid public/private financing models.

The transition to a greener economy will create jobs of the future. The conservative estimates from the scientific community tells that there is a need to be off carbon everywhere in the world in four decades, if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be met.

This massive shift in energy infrastructure is not going to be built by robots or by artificial intelligence – this shift in infrastructure needs human hands. This means mass employment for two generations across all sectors involving low-skilled, semi-skilled and professional labour.

11.30 – 12.30: Networking lunch

12.30 – 14.00: Experts sharing knowledge – presentations followed by Q&A Our speakers:
– Thina Saltvedt, Senior Analyst, Nordea Markets
– Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor Energy Planning, Aalborg University
– Monica Normark, Project manager, PhD, Sekab Biofuels and Chemicals

14.00 – 14.15: Coffee break

14.15 – 15.15: Interactive political discussion in a panel debate incl. Q&A Our speakers:
Juliane Marie Neiiendam, Chair of Labour Affairs Committee, IDA                           – Pyry Niemi, Chairman of the Committee for Growth and Development, Nordic Council
– Benjamin Denis, Energy Policy Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation

The panel debate will be fascilitated by two moderators: Inese Podgaiska (ANE) and Jenny Grensman (Sveriges Ingenjörer) and will cover various themes related to jobs in the green transition including:

– How should corporations, industries and political institutions seize the momentum of the green transition?
– How to accelerate and maintain the best possible conditions for investors and move climate investments from niche to mainstream?
– Which is the biggest challenge of the green energy transition and how to overcome it?

15.15 – 15.30: Concluding remarks and closure

The workshop will start with a networking lunch at 11.30, and a guided tour of the EnergyLab showroom will close the event.
For more information about the workshop and practical details, please contact Mads Tømming:
Programme can be downloaded here.

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