Energy Transition for the Future
Energy Transition for the Future

The theme of the 2019 Shell Forum is “Vision 2050: Energy Transition for the Future.” The forum aims to create a dialogue among energy-use sectors in Thailand to think forward to 2050 and the fast pace of transition in energy, mobility, living standards, and technology that are already underway.

Energy Transition for the Future

By 2050, earth’s population is forecasted to reach 9 billion. At that time, a large number of people from emerging markets, including Thailand, will be middle-class citizens. The resulting higher living standards, mobility demands, and rapid urbanization will all lead to higher energy demands.

Energy Transition for the Future

Experts agree that the global demand for energy in 2050 is likely to double compared to its year 2000 level1. In order to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement and mitigate climate change, the world is attempting to prevent Earth’s temperature from increasing more than 2 degrees Celsius. The challenge is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and find new energy that is suitable for each country.



Time Activities
09.00 – 09.30 Registration
Part I – Vision 2050: Perspectives on the Energy Transition
09.30 – 09.45

Keynote Speech: Sustainable Development Goals and the Partnership for the Energy Transition

H.E. Mr. Kees Pieter Rade, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Thailand

09.45 – 10.05

Keynote Speech: Thailand’s Policy and Commitment to the Energy Transition

Mr.Kulit Sombatsiri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy

10.05 – 10.35

Speech: Sky Scenario: Meeting the Goals of the Paris Agreement

Dr. Mallika Ishwaran, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Shell Group Strategy

10.35 – 10.55

Speech: More and Cleaner Energy for the Energy Transition - Fit for Thailand Perspective

Mr. Asada Harinsuit, Chairman of the Shell Company of Thailand Limited

10.55– 11.10 Networking & Coffee Break
Part II – Thailand 2050: Challenges & Solutions for the Energy Transition
11.10 –12.30

Panel Discussion: Thailand 2050: Challenges & Solutions for the Energy Transition

A panel comprises of 4 speakers from various fields related to 1) New Energy 2) Mobility 3) Living 4) Tech

12.30 –13.30 Networking & Lunch Break
13.30 –15.30 Part III – Designing Our Future for the Energy Transition
  • Breakout Session I: Designing the Future of Energy
  • Breakout Session II: Make Life’s Journeys Better

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