From Energy Transition in the new Risk Reality to Action for Transformational Change.

Partnership is the new leadership.

Representatives from Industry, Finance, Authorities, Research, International Organizations and Civil Society met at Holmenkollen to follow up The Paris Agreement and COP 28 to develop sustainable solutions together.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, European Policy Centre and Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA developed the report The Political Economy of Global Climate Action: Where Does the West Go Next After COP 28? as an input to the Oslo Energy Forum 2024.


OEF 2024


Oslo Energy Forum connects leaders in global energy-related industry and other businesses with representatives from authorities, regulators and institutions influencing the companies’ framework conditions and opportunities. 

Through open and trust-based discussions, the Forum creates a basis for companies and authorities to develop solutions that in various ways contribute to the development of a sustainable low-carbon society.  

The Oslo Energy Forum is the meeting place speakers and participants want to return to, because it inspires and offers learning and opportunities for networking, as well as it creates business opportunities with real value for their daily work.


Tuesday 13. February

Opening Dinner

Dinner speech/ discussion

Perspectives on what the world looks like two years post Ukraine-invasion, in the midst of a war in the Midle-East and ahead of important elections in the EU and USA

Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program, Brookings
Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies/ Institute for Human Strategies

Moderated by Ulf Sverdrup, Professor, Norwegian Business School and former Director, NUPI

Wednesday 14. February

Creating Action for Transformational Change – business and political views

Opening session by

Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister, Norway
Samia Suluhu Hassan, President, Tanzania 
John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA
Anders Opedal, Chair OEF / President & CEO of Equinor

Moderated by Siri Lill Mannes 


Action for Transformational Change

Presentation of a report especially developed for OEF. “The Political Economy of Global Climate Action: Where Does the West Go Next After COP 28?”

Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Sagatom Saha, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Ole Jacob Sending, Research Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Response from:
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development, Norway
Arvid Moss, EVP, Energy & Projects, Hydro
Helen Watts, Executive Director, Student Energy  

Moderated by Siri Lill Mannes 

Transforming the energy system – need for business to step up

Intro by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Nicolas Terraz, President Upstream, TotalEnergies
Francesca Ciardiello, Head of Sustainable Developement, Eni 
Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO Yara
Marianne Olsnes, Managing Director and Country Chair, Shell Norway   
Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO, Statkraft

Moderated by Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Chair Executive Commitee of OGCI 

Financing change – capital as a tool to create a new dynamic

Guangzhe Chen, Vice President, World Bank Group
Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank
Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, NBIM 

Martin Skancke, Former Chair, PRI 

AI – revolutionizing opportunity to accelerate the energy transition

Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV
Bjørn Olstad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 
Rumman Chowdhury, Parity Consulting
Laxmi Akkaraju, CCO, Cognite
Karen Wang, UN SDG Young Leader/ CEO, Climind

Moderated by Siri Lill Mannes 


Dinner Speech

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Chair, The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Norway

Thursday 15. February

Governmental involvement – are we seeing a new competitive landscape – IRA and Green Deal, implications for the broader world

Laura Lochman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, The Energy Department of the European Commission 
Mark Robinson, Executive Director, EITI 
Narendra Taneja, Chairman of the Independent Energy Policy Institute, India

Moderated by Siri Lill Mannes 

Business as a tool to solving social needs and creating a just transition – moving money at scale for the green transition

Ajay Mathur, General Director, International Solar Alliance, India
Evelina Olago, Managing Director, Just Climate 
Tellef Thorleifsson, CEO, Norfund

Moderated by Sven Mollekleiv, Managing Director, Oslo Energy Forum 

Realizing the North Sea potential to power Europe green

Terje Asland, Minister of Energy, Norway
Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, UK
Stefan Wenzel, Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz, Germany  
Hilde Tonne, CEO, Statnett  
Pål Eitrheim, EVP Renewables, Equinor
Vidar Helgesen, Incoming Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO

Moderated by Siri Lill Mannes 

Closing statement

Anders Opedal, Chair, OEF
Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway


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