Theme of the 23rd World Energy Congress taking place in Istanbul is "Embracing new frontiers" in order to achieve sustainable, affordable and reliable energy for all.

Güzeloğlu Attorneys at Law is pleased to participate in the 23rd World Energy Congress taking place in Istanbul, Turkey between the dates 9-13 October, 2016.

The theme of the Congress is "Embracing new frontiers" in order to achieve sustainable, affordable and reliable energy for all. In that regard, a specific emphasis is put on 1.1 billion people who have no access to electricity, about half live in Africa.1 In fact, during the last day of the Congress, panels will specifically focus on the matter, with the theme "Africa: Securing a Sustainable Energy Future".

During the first two days of the Congress, the speakers often underlined the importance of enacting legal policies that drive innovation in the energy sector and the role of governments. More importantly, the significance of international cooperation regarding the energy policies was often repeated in order to combat climate change together and to ensure all people will access to sustainable, affordable and reliable energy.

The Congress hosts top-level participants including world leaders as well as many influential speakers from all around the world. It is a unique occasion for sectoral actors to explore business opportunities and to exhibit their technologies and know-how.

Footnote

1.FEINSTEIN, Charles, "Getting Current: New Tech Giving More Africans Access To Electricity", GE Reports, May 17, 2016. Last accessed on October 12, 2016 at: http://www.gereports.com/getting-current-new-tech-giving-more-africans-access-to-electricity/