REGI: The Future of Energy Infrastructure in the Context of International Climate Neutrality Commitments (Online)

October 27, 2021 – October 27, 2021
01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Clean Energy Ministerial Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative

Join the Eighth in a 2021 series of webinars from the Clean Energy Ministerial Regional and Global Energy Interconnection (RGEI) Initiative.

Place: Virtual
Presentators: Julian Popov
Moderator: Phillip Cornell

  • How to boost the climate neutrality through the infrastructure building?
  • How to accelerate the infrastructure construction to facilitate the regional power integration?
  • What is the new mode for infrastructure in the context of climate neutrality?

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Julian Popov is Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He was the good will Bulgarian Ambassador for energy and climate policy and energy security adviser to the President of Bulgaria. Julian is member of the European Council of Foreign Relations, the Advisory Board of Climate KIC and the boards of several other energy and climate related organisations. He is the founding Vice Chancellor and current Board Member of the New Bulgarian University and cofounder of the Tunisian School of Politics. Julian was voted as one of the 40 most influential voices on European energy policies (N24) and also as one of the 40 most influential voices in the European energy efficiency policies (N25) by EurActiv. His articles on European and energy policy have been published by Financial Times, Project Syndicate, NS Energy Monitor, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, EurActive and others. He is author of two books and co-author of the books The European Supergrid and Energy and Climate Diplomacy. He lives in London with his family.


Phillip Cornell is a Senior Fellow at the Global Energy Center of the Atlantic Council, where he directed the Global Energy Governance Reform Task Force and the International Grid Integration study on power infrastructure and trade in MENA, South Asia, and SE Asia. He is also a Principal at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and a consultant at the World Bank Group where he authored a major report on the political economy of MENA power and gas interconnection to support the Pan Arab Regional Energy Trade Platform (PA-RETP).

The RGEI Initiative was established at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Copenhagen/Malmö in May 2018. RGEI’s objectives are to:

  • Discuss conducive policy and regulatory framework regarding regional and global power system integration
  • Build consensus on facilitating energy transition via increased proportion of renewable energy in energy consumption and enhanced grid interconnection
  • Encourage CEM member countries to engage in the process of RGEI and seize collaborative opportunities