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The Future of Energy

The GFC on the Future of Energy is an integral part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The council will act as a think tank to provide longer term (5-20 years) vision and solutions to enable an effective transition to a more sustainable, affordable, inclusive and secure global energy future. This may include identifying the risks, opportunities and hurdles to overcome to reach this future; analyzing the variables that have the greatest potential for disruption and delivering clear recommendations for actions needed today. The council can particularly play a role in:

1. Providing vision for the energy system transition 
What could the energy system look like by 2030? What is possible for energy system change and improvement and how can we most effectively get there? What are associated risks and opportunities?

2. Identifying novel approaches and increased 'literacy' of the energy system transition
Bring new thinking to overcome specific challenges and increase understanding of these among key decision makers. As part of that, the council can also identify new “on the edge” issues and raise awareness of them among decision makers.

3. Contributing to existing initiatives
Engage with existing initiatives connected to the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy or with other institutions to increase their impact.

4. Catalysing new initiatives
Through results of the GFC's work, propose new areas for collaborative projects to the Stewardship Board to be considered for the System Initiative and/or to relevant institutions other than the World Economic Forum.

Contact Us

Council Manager:

Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management and Integration, Energy Industries, espen.mehlum@weforum.org