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ORGANIZERS

Objectives

International New Energy Summit (INES) aims to bring significant contribution to expand political, economic and other multilateral cooperation in Mongolia's initiative to reduce the negative impacts of energy sector on climate change through establishing Northeast Asian Super Grid.

Summit topic

29 September 2021 “Cooperation for northeast asia power system interconnection”

30 September 2021 "Renewable energy status in Mongolia"

Scope
  • Political, economic and technical opportunities, bottlenecks and solutions to establishment of Northeast Asian Super Grid;
  • Energy efficiency;
Participants

The Summit will host over 600 high-level participants including representatives of parties to the Northeast Asian Super Grid as well as delegates of governments, business entities and international organizations from various countries.

Moderator

Byambasaikhan Bayanjargal

Byambasaikhan Bayanjargal

Vice Chairman, The Business Council of Mongolia

Mr. Byambasaikhan is the Vice Chairman of the Business Council of Mongolia and Managing Partner of NovaTerra, an investment and advisory firm that he co-founded in 2013

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren

Director of External Affairs of Green Climate Fund

Dr. Oyun served 5 consecutive terms as a Member of Parliament in Mongolia including as the country’s Minister of Environment and Green Development (2012-2014) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2008).

Neil Young

Neil Young

Managing Director, Elixir Energy Ltd

Mr. Young is Managing Director of Australian Stock Exchange listed company Elixir Energy Ltd (EXR). EXR is focused on exploring for natural gas (in the form of coal bed methane-CBM) in Mongolia’s South Gobi region.

Annaka Peterson

Annaka Peterson

Country Representative

Prior to joining GGGI, Annaka was the climate change policy lead for Oxfam International based in Washington, DC, and she held several positions within Oxfam including managing a regional agriculture and climate change program in Southeast Asia.

Myagmardorj Enkhmend

Myagmardorj Enkhmend

Secretary-General of Mongolian Renewables Industries Association

Mr. Myagmardorj is currently working as Secretary-General in Mongolian Renewables Industries Association since 2017.

ATARJARGAL TSERENDOO

ATARJARGAL TSERENDOO

Head of the Energy conservation department, Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Atarjargal Tserendoo is Director of the Energy conservation department, Energy Regulatory Commission

Guest speakers

BATJARGAL ZAMBA

BATJARGAL ZAMBA

Special envoy on climate change, Mongolia

Dr. Batjargal Zamba is currently serving as the Special Envoy of Mongolia on Climate change, National Focal Point of Mongolia for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

VIBHUSHREE HAMIRWASIA

VIBHUSHREE HAMIRWASIA

Project & Community Manager at REN 21

Vibhushree is Projects & Community Manager at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century. She is responsible for managing, developing, and strengthening REN21’s international community.

Ang Zhao

Ang Zhao

Co-founder of Rock Environment and Energy Institute

Mr. ZHAO’s research interests include climate policy, energy transition. He has published papers and essays in China Environment Series, International Journal of Applied Logistics, Environmental Resource and Energy Review.

Ryuzo Sugimoto

Ryuzo Sugimoto

Director, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto is director in Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) since April 2018. He is in charge of MOEJ’s strategy for international cooperation especially in Asian and African region, and promotion of environmental infrastructure.

ANNAKA PETERSON

ANNAKA PETERSON

Country Representative

Prior to joining GGGI, Annaka was the climate change policy lead for Oxfam International based in Washington, DC, and she held several positions within Oxfam including managing a regional agriculture and climate change program in Southeast Asia.

Anna Nilsson

Anna Nilsson

Climate Policy Analyst at NewClimate Institute

Anna Nilsson has worked as a climate policy analyst for NewClimate Institute for roughly two years with particular focus on emissions pathway modelling and climate policy analysis.

 NEIL YOUNG

NEIL YOUNG

Managing Director, Elixir Energy Ltd

Mr. Young is Managing Director of Australian Stock Exchange listed company Elixir Energy Ltd (EXR). EXR is focused on exploring for natural gas (in the form of coal bed methane-CBM) in Mongolia’s South Gobi region.

Caroline Burleigh

Caroline Burleigh

Trade & investment advisor for hydrogen and low carbon heating at the UK’s Department for International Trade

Prior to joining DIT, she worked as an Energy Research Analyst at a global consulting firm.

Khaliunaa Erdenebayar

Khaliunaa Erdenebayar

Project Engineer in Erchim Invest LLC

Ms. Khaliunaa Erdenebayar is currently working as a project engineer in Erchim Invest LLC. She has great experience in the solar energy sector and focuses on solar energy applications in home and business organizations.

KIERON HANSON

KIERON HANSON

Founder and Managing director Hydroplan group

Kieron Hanson is a hydraulic/mechanical engineer with over 30 years of hydro
experience. He is the Founder of the Hydro plan Group, which provides services to the renewables sector in the UK and internationally.

Altantsetseg Sodnomtseren

Altantsetseg Sodnomtseren

Climate change and clean air specialist of UNICEF Mongolia

Alta earned Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, was a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow of the US Department of State to Pennsylvania State University.

Dr Stelios Grafakos

Dr Stelios Grafakos

Principal Economist at the Climate Action and Inclusive Development Unit of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

In his current role, he is leading GGGI’s technical work on supporting member and partner countries to develop their Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategies (LT-LEDS).

Chris Malley

Chris Malley

Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute Centre at the University of York

His work spans quantification of the link between air pollution and different health outcomes, assessment of mitigation options to reduce air pollution exposure, and the development of integrated air pollution and climate change mitigation strategies.

OYUNGEREL MUNKHBAT

OYUNGEREL MUNKHBAT

Project and Partnership Manager at Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association

Ms. Oyungerel Munkhbat played one of the key roles in developing the Green Taxonomy of Mongolia and is involved in the establishment of Mongolia’s first green bank, the Piloting of Energy Efficient Housing Value Chain.

OYUNTUYA BATMUNKH

OYUNTUYA BATMUNKH

Territories, climate and energy project manager at Geres Mongolia country representative office

Oyuntuya Batmunkh is the project manager of the NGO GERES's territories, climate, and energy. She is working on a territorial approach to address climate change and energy challenges at the province level.

Panelists

FENG ZHAO

FENG ZHAO

Strategy and Market Intelligence Director Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Mr. Feng Zhao is the Strategy Director at Global Wind Energy Council. Prior to joining GWEC, Feng was a Senior Director and Head of Wind Energy at FTI Consulting Economics and Financial Consulting Practice.

Batmunkh Myagmardorj

Batmunkh Myagmardorj

Member of environment and urbanization team, LEAD MONGOLIA US20 program

Mr.Batmunkh is a biotechnologist and biochemist with three years of laboratory experience at the Chemical Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He is currently co-founder at the Mongolian Green Hydrogen Association.

RYUZO SUGIMOTO

RYUZO SUGIMOTO

Director, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto is director in Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) since April 2018. He is in charge of MOEJ’s strategy for international cooperation especially in Asian and African region, and promotion of environmental infrastructure.

ANG ZHAO

ANG ZHAO

Co-founder of Rock Environment and Energy Institute

Mr. ZHAO’s research interests include climate policy, energy transition. He has published papers and essays in China Environment Series, International Journal of Applied Logistics, Environmental Resource and Energy Review.

VIBHUSHREE HAMIRWASIA

VIBHUSHREE HAMIRWASIA

Project & Community Manager at REN 21

Vibhushree is Projects & Community Manager at REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century. She is responsible for managing, developing, and strengthening REN21’s international community.

Yondongombo Gendensuren

Yondongombo Gendensuren

Energy Advisor in Mongolia

CHRIS MALLEY

CHRIS MALLEY

Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute Centre at the University of York

His work spans quantification of the link between air pollution and different health outcomes, assessment of mitigation options to reduce air pollution exposure, and climate change mitigation strategies.

DR STELIOS GRAFAKOS

DR STELIOS GRAFAKOS

Principal Economist at the Climate Action and Inclusive Development Unit of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

In his current role, he is leading GGGI’s technical work on supporting member and partner countries to develop their Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategies (LT-LEDS).

Beatriz Maroto Izquierdo

Beatriz Maroto Izquierdo

Country Director in Mongolia of the NGO GERES

Her professional experience began around technical innovation on development aid, but soon took shape in project and program management to provide access to energy and water to the most vulnerable population.

Mr. Tomáš Bravenec

Mr. Tomáš Bravenec

Executive Director of Eurochamber Mongolia

Mr. Tomas Bravenec of the Czech Republic is an international banking professional with 30 years of track record with leading European and global banks as well as International Financial Institutions.