Concept and principal purposes
This activity is jointly organised by the BP Chair on Sustainable Development and the Club Español de la Energía. Its main purposes align with those of the BP Chair:
- To be a centre for debate.
- To create knowledge.
- To spread and to create social awareness.
The Forum is an annual or biennial meeting of a stable nature which is focused on current issues regarding energy and sustainable development. Every Forum counts on the participation of internationally known experts. The format of each meeting is different, in order to better adapt to its specific character and objectives. The approach of the topic is as multidisciplinary as possible, taking into account technical, legal, economic and social aspects.
On the basis of attendance by invitation, a limited number (25-30) of specialists, both national and international, meet to tackle a topic in depth. In principle, every year's topic is different. The group of specialist is made up of a permanent core together with a group of experts that may change depending on the chosen topic.
Annual programs - Conferences
The Chair, along with the Club Español de la Energía, is responsible of publishing and spreading a summary of the conclusions by the meeting. In order to broaden its scope, a public act is organised after the closing of the meeting, where two or three representative participants give their opinions on the selected topic.
Find the list of the past meetings below:
- Period: 25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017
- Session summary: Sustainable mobility
- Period: 27/09/2016 - 30/09/2016
- Session summary: An energy transition for Spain
- Period: 29/09/2015 - 30/09/2015
- Session summary: Making energy efficiency a reality
- Period: 23/06/2014 - 24/06/2013
- Session summary: Sustainability and competitiveness of oil refining in Europe
- Period: 12/06/2013 - 14/06/2013
- Session summary: The future of gas markets in Europe
- Period: 13/06/2012 - 15/06/2012
- Session summary: A sustainable framework for biofuels in Europe
- Period: 1/06/2011 - 3/06/2011
- Session summary: What really matters in security of energy supply
- Period: 1/06/2009 - 3/06/2009
- Session summary: Sustainable transportation policies
- Period: 16/04/2008 - 18/04/2008
- Session summary: Promoting investment in low-carbon energy technologies
- Period: 15/11/2006 - 17/11/2006
- Session summary: Towards a Global Climate Change Strategy: The EU ETS and Beyond
- Period: 6/11/2005 - 8/11/2005
- Session summary: Towards a sustainable development and European competitiveness
- Period: 3/11/2004 - 5/11/2004
- Session summary: Energy, sustainable development and European competitiveness