BDA House of Diplomacy Lecture: ‘Energy Transition Diplomacy’


In today’s rapidly evolving global landscape, the imperative to transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources has never been more pressing. This pivotal shift requires a concerted effort across nations, industries, and sectors – an effort that is epitomized by Energy Transition Diplomacy.

Yet, a retrospective glance at past diplomatic efforts concerning energy transition reveals a mixed record of success. International agreements and national policies alike have often fallen short, with some proving short-sighted, failing to engage key stakeholders, or neglecting broader ecological considerations and policy efficiency.

This lecture examines the multifaceted landscape of Energy Transition Diplomacy, analysing its significance, strategies, achievements, and challenges. It provides insights into the dynamics of diplomatic negotiations surrounding energy transition, shedding light on the complexities inherent in fostering international cooperation and navigating conflicting interests.

The role of ongoing conflicts in energy transition goals will also be explored, acknowledging their potential to impede progress and undermine diplomatic endeavours. By dissecting these complexities, the lecture aims to equip participants with a deeper understanding of the diplomatic landscape surrounding energy transition and empower them to contribute effectively to shaping a sustainable future. Ultimately, the aim is to foster a collective commitment to overcoming obstacles in pursuit of a more sustainable and resilient future for all.


18 April 2024



  • 12.30 – 12.45 Welcome
  • 12.45 – 13.30 Lecture by Dr. Aida Nasiri
  • 12.45 Start Lunch Buffet
  • 13.30 – 14.30 Q&A and Networking
  • 14.30 End


Participant fee:
BDA House of Diplomacy Member: free of charge
BDA House of Diplomacy Non-Member: 45 euro excl. 21% VAT


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