Webinar

100 years diplomatic relations between Denmark and Estonia – Going Green Together

Friday February 05, 2021 01:00 PM CET

GMT+1 Copenhagen, Friday February 05, 2021 01:00 PM l GMT+2 Tallin, Friday February 05, 2021 02:00 PM

 

LINK TO EVENT: https://stateofgreen.zoom.us/j/87951610381
 

On 5 February 2021 it will be 100 years since the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Estonia officially established diplomatic relations. This webinar will focus on the history between our two countries but also try to have a look into the future and possible ways to cooperate in the coming years.

One possible area of cooperation could be the energy sector. Estonia is on the brink of a major energy transition where wind energy is to play a major role in the coming years. The Estonian government supports the European Union’s goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 and a strong and sustained deployment of wind power projects is required to play an essential role to achieve the 2030 targets.

Looking to 2030, Estonia has established goals for renewable energy shares of up to 50% in both gross final energy consumption and electricity generation and renewable energy shares of 80% in heat production. These goals appear to be achievable, but require the government to develop strategic plans and assistance from multiple experienced stakeholders in order to address the challenges which can occur when accelerating the green transition.

The green transition in Denmark began with the oil crisis back in the 70s and decades of development have made Denmark a frontrunner when it comes to wind and solar power – therefore, wind power plays an important role in the transformation of the energy system, which should ensure that Denmark will no longer be dependent on fossil fuels in 2050.

Denmark and Danish companies rank among the best when it comes to development, production and installation of wind turbines. Export of wind turbines and technology for wind energy is an essential contribution to the Danish economy. Wind power is one of the most widespread kinds of renewable energy in Denmark.

The doors are open for new cooperation between partners to build a better and greener future together and Denmark is ready to share experiences and help other countries embark on the same green journey.

 

PROGRAM:

Moderator: Research fellow Kalev Stoicescu, International Centre for Defence and Security

 

Welcome and introduction

by Moderator Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green

and

by Moderator Research fellow Kalev Stoicescu, International Centre for Defence and Security

 

Opening remarks 

by H.E. Mrs. Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard, Danish Ambassador to Estonia

 

Co-host keynote speech

by H.E. Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

 

Co-host keynote speech 

by H.E. Mr. Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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Case for the future: Going Green Together - Possibilities for future cooperation in the green transition of Estonia

 

Moderator: Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green

 

Estonia’s future plans for green transition

by H.E. Mr. Taavi Aas, Minister of Economy, Estonia

 

Going green the Danish way – lessons learned 

by H.E. Mr. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark

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Discussion: How can we go green together?

 

Moderator: Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green

 

Invited guests on spot and online:

 

  • Timo Tatar, Deputy Secretary General for Energy at Ministry of Economic
  • Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Board, Estonian Wind Power Association
  • Jan Serup Hylleberg, CEO of Wind Denmark
  • Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Ørsted

 

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Summary of the event

by H.E. Mrs. Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard, Danish Ambassador to Estonia

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SPEAKERS:

H.E. Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Estonia

H.E. Mr. Jeppe Kofod

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark

H.E. Mr. Taavi Aas

Minister of Economy, Estonia

H.E. Mr. Dan Jørgensen

Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark

H.E. Mrs. Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard

Danish Ambassador to Estonia

Timo Tatar

Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia

Aavo Kärmas

Chairman of the Board, Estonian Wind Power Association

Ulrik Stridbæk

Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted

Jan Hylleberg

CEO, Wind Denmark

(Moderator) Kalev Stoicescu

Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security

(Moderator) Finn Mortensen

Executive Director, State of Green
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