The Cyprus Institute (, is hosting the International Conference The Decarbonisation of the Energy Sector in the Mediterranean and Middle East – The Role of CSP. The event is organized under the auspices of the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr. Georgios Lakkotrypis, and will take place at The Cyprus Institute premises in Athalassa.

The conference is organized within the context of the ‘Cyprus Solar Thermal Energy Chair for the Eastern Mediterranean (CySTEM – Chair)’ and the ‘Networking for Excellence in Solar Thermal Energy Research (NESTER)’ projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU. The event will be attended by world experts from research and academia, and will include presentations and panel discussions on the alarming consequences of global climate change while focusing on the role of Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy and other renewable energy technologies in mitigating the potentially alarming consequences.

A unique and very important aspect of the conference is that it will be hybrid in format, meaning that people interested who cannot physically attend, can register to attend the conference online.
Online attendance will allow the interaction with the speakers via chat to submit questions. It will also allow the attendees access to the conference presentations and the videos of the conference sessions, after the conference.