Chris Caldwell

Chris Caldwell

CEO, United Renewables

Chris Caldwell is reputed in the energy business. With a strong focus on green energy, he leads the development of more than 40 renewable energy projects and actively engages in cleantech investments. As the host of Conversations on Climate and a weekly columnist for Illuminem, Chris Caldwell shares his insights and expertise on environmental matters. His influential presence extends to LinkedIn, where he is recognised as a Top Renewable Energy Voice.

Academically, Chris Caldwell holds impressive credentials from renowned institutions. He has pursued studies at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Law, London Business School, and the Yale School of the Environment. Through his diverse educational background and extensive experience in the energy industry, Chris Caldwell brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to drive sustainable solutions and contribute to the transition towards a greener future.

All Sessions by Chris Caldwell

10:15 am - 11:00 am
MFCC. Ta'Qali

Small Islands, Big Issues - Strength in Numbers?

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Startup Pitch

Five minutes to present what you are creating, have created, or about to create to a jury of three

11:00 am - 11:10 am
MFCC, Ta'Qali

KEYNOTE: Renewable Energy: Powering the Future

(KEYNOTE) Phase Down, Phase Up or Phase Out? In December last year, COP28 showed us how narratives can be lopsided, how a country like Brazil can go from good guy to being branded traitor in the time it takes to sign an OPEC membership treaty and how action groups sprang up seemingly out of the woodwork, determined not to let anyone get away with anything. In this track, we benchmark what has been achieved to date and how we all have a part to play in demanding clean energy for a viable future.

11:10 am - 12:00 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables - where are we now and where are we heading?

The COP format has come under fire for being used as a fig leaf by the very countries and bodies determined to keep on exploiting oil and gas resources for financial gain for as long as possible. So what are the alternatives? And what will it take to embrace them fully?

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

Follow the Money Strategy, Implementation and regulation: chicken and egg, or logical progression?

While a lot of companies and their CFOs are looking at how to handle multiple crises and satisfy their stakeholders on demanding ESG requirements, corporate finance institutions are trying to find ways to sensibly finance the climate transformation and set the right incentives. As a result, the CFO role and financial strategies overall are continuously evolving, while the regulations try to set the frame and corporate finance tries to adapt its strategy. But can the regulatory frameworks keep pace with the rapidly evolving environment, new technologies and AI as well as the customers' needs? Our speakers examine these volatile and essential aspects of doing business today.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

New Economic Prospects - the way forward

We've heard about some of the unique solutions to moving the needle on energy and finance. How can we prepare future organizations around the world properly for this impact shift, and what will it mean for business on the ground? Our expert session will share insights into the big picture.

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

FIRESIDE CHAT: Traction Technology - CCS and beyond