In September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) initiative to meet global power demand with clean and green alternatives at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, receiving extensive support and active responses from the international community. Since the launch of GEI initiative, GEIDCO has made many groundbreaking efforts in concept dissemination, innovative research, international cooperation, and project promotion, cementing major progress in GEI development.
The year 2023 marks the eighth anniversary of Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) initiative, and the second anniversary of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). 2023 is also the year for mid-term stocktaking of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a milestone year for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and a crucial year for accelerating energy transition.
With a focus on the development of GEI and new energy system, 2023 Global Energy Interconnection Conference aims to pool global wisdom, seek common development, discuss key issues and propose solutions for world energy, climate, environment, sustainable development and biodiversity protection, to further contribute to the advancement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
The conference will be an open, inclusive and innovative event, with an array of heavyweight speakers from governments of different countries, the United Nations agencies, leading regional and international organizations, top enterprises and renowned universities and research institutions.
With a duration of three days, the conference will consist of Academician Forum, Plenary Session, Thematic Panels, and Thematic Exhibitions. The conference will focus on such topics as energy connectivity and new energy system, global energy interconnection and clean energy development, new power system and cross-border power interconnection, and carbon neutrality and key cutting-edge technologies, with a number of important research findings to be released, including Study on the Development of Clean Energy Bases in China and 2023 Report on Global Energy Interconnection. In addition, key projects and excellent papers will also be presented and showcased at the event.
- Share development experience. The conference aims to showcase and share different countries’ experience and achievements in clean energy development and energy connectivity, and accelerate energy transition and climate actions around the world.
- Promote technological innovation. The conference will highlight innovative technologies such as clean energy generation, advanced power transmission, energy storage, hydrogen energy, and digital technology, release related research findings, and conduct in-depth exchange and discussions, to further promote innovations in GEI related technologies.
- A platform for cooperation. The event will provide a multi-level platform for extensive networking with global partners across related sectors, to match cooperation needs and project demand, and further enhance the consensus and synergy for accelerated GEI implementation.