The objective of the IEF's Global Energy Solutions Initiative (GESI) is to contribute to the global dialogue and encourage a more inclusive approach to developing sustainable energy transitions.
It seeks to do so by recognizing the diverse starting positions of countries across the world, promoting a wider dialogue among stakeholders, and building on lessons from the current energy crisis.
Under the umbrella of GESI, a series of leadership dialogues were held between October 2022 and March 2023 at major international forums in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America and the Middle East with the aim of bringing diverse stakeholders and perspectives to the table.
The IEF, in collaboration with S&P Global Commodity Insights as Chief Knowledge Partner, provided a neutral and inclusive platform to explore the issues, highlight different perspectives, and seek to identify new approaches that could achieve a sustainable energy transition at the lowest cost and greatest benefit to society.
A highlight of the dialogues has been the willingness of participants with differing viewpoints to engage and share their views openly.