An age of disruption? Renewable energy driving a transformation of the energy sector

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 20 November 2018
Sussex Energy Group , University of Sussex, Fulton Building Lecture Theatre B, Falmer,BN1 9RH, United Kingdom

The University of Sussex are delighted to host Adnan Z. Amin, the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who will give the First Annual Sussex Energy Group Keynote Lecture on 20 November. The lecture will start with an introduced by Professor Benjamin Sovacool, the Director of Sussex Energy Group, and Dr Karoline Rogge, the co-Director.


Clean and low-carbon renewable sources of energy are revolutionizing the energy sector. But how might they impact—and be impacted by—future policies, market trends, innovation patterns and user practices? Come learn about the future of the global energy system through the lens of the world’s premier organization for renewable energy.


Adnan Z. Amin is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), currently serving his second term. He has more than 25 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable development and environmental policy. During his tenure, IRENA has achieved near universal membership and grown to become the global authority on renewable energy. A key priority of Mr. Amin’s tenure at IRENA has been to create an inclusive and agile organisation, responsive to the needs of its members. As such, the Agency is now recognised as a key contributor to processes such as the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the G7 and G20. Prior to joining IRENA, Mr. Amin served as Head of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) Secretariat. Mr. Amin also led the Secretariat for the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the areas of development, environment and humanitarian assistance. He lastly served as the Director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) New York Office, and as Special Representative of the UNEP Executive Director.