A climate change summit strengthening international cooperation on common goals will take place in September this year. The US-Iceland Clean Energy Summit will be hold September 21st, 2022 at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., in-person and with a virtual audience.
The Summit is hosted by the Atlantic Council – a nonpartisan organization that aims to lead the US engagement in the world, to help shape solutions to global challenges. It will bring together transatlantic government leaders, businesses, and civil society groups to discuss opportunities for strengthening cooperation on climate change goals.
At focus will be recent advancements in clean energy like innovations in geothermal and carbon capture utilization and storage.
As a country that is the world’s largest green energy producer per capita, Iceland is a leader in harnessing renewable energy and is willing to share the many lessons learned that can benefit today’s global energy security and climate change challenges.
“In Iceland, we are privileged by having all our electrical energy and house heating originating from renewable energy sources. Our biggest challenge ahead is continuing our energy transition in transportation on land, sea, and air. There we will use our experiences and knowledge, which we are willing to share with the international community,” said Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland.
The Clean Energy Summit will also discuss advanced clean energy technologies and the role they will play in securing a net-zero future.
According to the founding chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, the energy crisis in Europe happening now demonstrates the need for a more secure energy system based on clean technologies.
It is urgent now that transatlantic partners work together to deploy advanced green energy at scale. He also adds that the summit provides an excellent opportunity to chart a path forward on decarbonization.