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A Clean Energy Future for Central Asia

The Brussels Energy Club and the diplomatic missions of the Central Asian nations in Brussels organized the first conference in a hybrid format (in-person and online) on energy security and sustainability addressing the entire Central Asian region.


A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE FOR CENTRAL ASIA


Building New Partnerships to Deliver the

Energy Transition in a Rapidly Growing Region







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Background:


Central Asia is an important region of Eurasia with increasing relevance for the EU from the perspective of connectivity, trade, and energy cooperation. The region is strategically located between Europe, China, Russia, and South Asia, as a trade and investment crossroads. Central Asia is also an important source of energy diversification and supply for international markets. Additionally, Central Asia is a region with great potential for the development of clean energy, where existing water resources, as well as conventional fuels, can be employed to enable decarbonization processes. It is a region of Eurasia that will continue to invite investment from abroad in order to stimulate domestic economies and regional growth, whilst also providing international partners with opportunities to shape the development of its energy markets.

Agenda


High-level addresses


Moderator, Principal Representative, Brussels Energy Club



Honorary Chairman, Brussels Energy Club, former-Secretary General, TUSIAD (online)


Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the EU


Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the EU




Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the EU




Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the EU




Councellor, Chargé d'affaires,

Embassy of Tajikistan in Belgium




MEP, incoming Chair, DCAS, European Parliament




EU Special Representative for Central Asia, EEAS







In-depth country and regional-level presentations:


Panel: Renewable energy investment

in Central Asia (regional cooperation)



Moderator: Dr. Marat Terterov, Principal Representative, Brussels Energy Club


Panel contributors:

Senior Advisor, Brussels Energy Club (online)





Almazbek Tuganbaev, Acting Head of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Development of Renewable Energy Sources of the Ministry of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic (online)

Head of Department of Energy and Chemicals, Ministry of Investments, Industry and Trade of Uzbekistan (online)


Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the EU




Aliya Shalabekova

KMG National Company



Presentation of Alya Shalabekova KMG
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DG Research & Innovation, C1 Clean Energy Transition, European Commission


Presentation of Thomas Schleker
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Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope




Panel: Donors, technical assistance, and investment

for regional-level development (clean energy)



Moderator:

Director, Brussels Energy Club





Panel Contributors:

Chairman

Qazaq Green Association



Presentation of Nurlan Kapenov. Development of renewables in Kazakhstan
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Stefano Signore

Head of Unit,

DG International Partnerships, F1 – Climate Change and Sustainable Energy, Nuclear Safety, European Commission


Senior Engineer,

Department of Alternative Energy,

KMG Engineering, Kazakhstan (online)


D.Zhakupov KMG Engineering
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Principal Banker, Energy Eurasia MEA,

Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD


Energy Representative, Eastern Partnership Countries,

European Investment Bank (Online)



Director, Head of CIS Region,

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (online)



Presentation of Ekaterina Galitsyna
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Paulius Kuncinas

Principal, Oxon Capital Ltd, London/Singapore (online)




Panel: Hydro and natural gas



Moderator: Dr. Marat Terterov, Principal Representative, Brussels Energy Club

Panel contributors:


Olim Azimov, Acting Head, International Department, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Republic of Tajikistan (online)


Chairman of the Board, Vema Carbon




General Director, EDF Central Asia (online)




Secretary-General, Zero Emissions Traders Alliance;

Advisory Board Member, Brussels Energy Club



Deputy-Secretary General,

Gas Infrastructure Europe (online)




Panel: Green hydrogen, solar energy, wind,

and other new clean renewable alternatives



Moderator: Nadezda Kokotovic, Director, Brussels Energy Club

Panel Contributors:

Ambassador,

Head of European Government Affairs, Eni



Ainur Tumysheva

SVEVIND



Member of the Parliament of Azerbaijan,

Chairman, "REGION" International Analytical Center (RIAC)



Member of the Board of Directors,

British-Kazakh Society (Online)


Presentation of David Hardy
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Senior Advisor for Eurasia,

Brussels Diplomatic Academy



Senior Research Fellow,

Institute for Strategy Resilience and Security,

University College, London



Senior Research Fellow,

Institute for Strategy Resilience and Security,

University College London, IslandPower


Presentation of Chris Cook and Marcus Saul
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Closing keynote and summary of

conference outcomes by the moderators

  • H.E Tomáš Zdechovský MEP, incoming Chair, DCAS, European Parliament

  • Nadezda Kokotovic, Director, Brussels Energy Club

  • Dr Marat Terterov, Principal Representative, Brussels Energy Club


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