What form of combination of energy sources will be applied? What are the key challenges Vietnam faces as it embarks on an energy transition that is already underway? How will the energy transition affect social life around the world? What factors should the future movement pay attention to? These and other topics surrounding the global energy transition were discussed by experts, economic representatives, students and other interested people from April 22 to 28, 2021 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology in the framework of the exhibition on energy conversion "Energy in Transition - Powering Tomorrow". The Exhibition took place too in Ho Chi Minh City from May 07 to May 15.
Opening ceremony in Hanoi. Source: https://vietnam.diplo.de/
Ambassador Dr. Guido Hildner has emphasized that only together can we overcome global challenges such as the climate crisis. Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by the consequences of climate change. At the same time, Vietnam itself has many conditions to use renewable energy sources, especially wind energy and solar energy. At this point, it would make sense for Vietnam to focus on innovatively decarbonizing its energy supply system.
Limiting the global temperature increase to well below 2°C – if to 1.5°C: this is the international community's objective. Governments, civil society, researchers and the private sector all around the world are working together to achieve it.
This will require a significant reduction in emissions from agriculture, industry, transport and many other sectors between now and 2050. How can we make our energy supply secure, accessible, emission-free and sustainable? The answer: through a global energy transition.
Energy derived from the wind, the sun, geothermal heat or the sea; technologies that allow energy to be stored right up until it is actually needed; coupling sectors so energy is used as efficiently as possible; creating completely new forms of mobility that allow people to reach their destination faster and more conveniently than ever before using a small amount of clean energy – the energy transition has the world on tenterhooks and is constantly opening up new opportunities and possibilities on a truly global scale.
View of the conference at Deutsches Haus
Source: German Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
The goal of energy transition is to ensure a reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly energy supply for today and for generations to come. Achieving that goal requires innovative technologies that enable the production of green energy as possible, distribute it efficiently, and store it until it is actually needed. Smart interconnection of sectors for the most efficient use of energy and a transformation of the field of motion enabling people to move to their destination with less energy and with clean energy. also plays a decisive role. At the same time, it is necessary to promote not only innovations, but also create new jobs with good working conditions and improve training in these areas.
The energy transition captures the world's suspense and continually opens up new opportunities and possibilities for a clean and just world. Civil society, academia and the economy work together around the world to achieve this goal.