The global energy transition is one of the most pressing tasks of our age. At the same time, it holds great potential for a sustainable future with increasing global prosperity. At COP28, the global community decided to accelerate the energy transition significantly in order to keep the 1.5°C target within reach. All countries should contribute to tripling renewable energy capacity globally as well the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030. In Dubai, the world also committed to transitioning away from fossil fuels and emphasized the need to act faster in this critical decade. However, ambitious energy transition targets are only as good as their implementation. The German Government wants to shape and accelerate this in a spirit of international cooperation.
To this end, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action are jointly hosting the 10th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD).
With around 50 international delegations and more than 2000 participants from the business and science communities and civil society from over 130 countries as well as over 17,000 virtual participants in 2023, the BETD is one of the most important international conferences on the global energy transition. In 2024, the BETD will once again be a key platform for international decision-makers to discuss concrete measures and cooperation to transform our energy systems so that we can accelerate the expansion of renewable energy and realise the full potential of a global energy transition, also with a view to sustainable growth, a socially just transformation, jobs and energy security.