Nordic Energy Research is organizing several seminars and activities between 2–6 December at COP28. On 5 December at 12.00–12.45, we are hosting the event Empowering the Future in cooperation with Green by Iceland.

The forum aims to explore the critical link between gender equality and diversity and the success of climate goals, shedding light on the untapped benefits and fresh perspectives that a more diverse approach can bring to the forefront. It also intends to delve into the opportunities to forge a pathway towards a truly equitable and empowered energy sector, drawing insights from best practices and experiences.


  • Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland
  • Hera Grímsdóttir, Chief of Research and Innovation at Reykjavík Energy
  • Guðbjörg Rist, CEO of Atmonia 
  • Kristjana María Kristjánsdóttir, Chief Commercial Officer, Carbon Recycling International
  • Astrid Bratli, Adviser, Nordic Energy Research and NEEN
  • Natalia Weber, Project Manager, GWNET


Did you miss the event Empowering the Future? Don’t worry, the event was recorded and you can watch it online here

If you are interested in the other events in the Nordic Pavilion between 1–11 December, you can see all of them online here

Venue and further programme

In addition to the event Empowering the Future, Nordic Energy Research is hosting five other sessions. Get a full overview of our programme at COP28 here.

All our events will take place in the Nordic Pavilion (zone 6, building 75) in the Blue Zone at Expo City. Check out all of the sessions happening in the Nordic Pavilion here.

Read more about Nordic Energy Research’s past and present participation at COP here.