3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference

Venue: Federal Foreign Office, Weltsaal

Location: 10117 Berlin, Germany

Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2012
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We are pleased to announce the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference which will be held at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin - the center of a country that has embarked on a historic shift to renewable energy.

In our recently published long-term strategy “Desert Power 2050”, we propose a unique solution to the future European, Middle Eastern and North African energy supply challenges. This involves moving beyond the currently predominant view of these three regions being separate entities with separate power systems (EU-ME-NA) and creating a united EUMENA renewable energy power system by 2050. A connected system would provide access to a secure, affordable and clean electricity supply for more than 1.2 billion people in 2050, this being the Desertec Vision.

This long-term perspective is promising, challenging and in fact, highly needed. High-level international representatives from the political and scientific communities, civil society and industry will meet at the 3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference to discuss this objective and identify the steps needed to reach our goal.

We are currently focusing our activities on a number of countries in which the first Reference Projects are being defined, these being; Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The projects´ progress and challenges being faced will be discussed at our event.

The conference will highlight that Desertec is not only about a sustainable power system but also about the positive socio-economic impacts which can be achieved. In this context, it will also be discussed how to involve the local people in this transformation. With this in mind, Dii will organize two awards: a Journalist Fellowship recognizing outstanding journalistic work on renewable energy and the Desertec Best Paper Award, together with the Desertec University Network, which rewards excellent academic work in the same field.

Meet us in Berlin to help shape EUMENA energy partnerships which know no bounds!


Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin

Additional Information

Participation fee: 1.665 €/Person 595 €/Person for Middle Eastern and North African country participants