With continued signs that the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are facing a slow-down in investment and battling inflation, which countries are lining up to be the next economic power houses and how are they investing in energy?
Economies in Europe, USA and Japan appear to be off the critical list and tentatively starting to grow, but are they investing in sustainable energy technologies or sticking to carbon-intensive fuels? What are the energy opportunities for Africa from this shift away from the traditional economic powerhouses? Is the continent considered to be sufficiently stable and open for investment? What are the implications for the development agenda — can poverty alleviation be driven through energy and water security.
-James Cameron, Founder and Executive Chairman, Climate Change Capital, United Kingdom
-Philippe de Fontaine Vive Curtaz, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
-Peggy Liu, Chairperson, JUCCCE, China
-Dimitris Tsitsiragoes, Vice President, International Finance Corporation, United States