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Day 2: Energy Transition

To reach net-zero by 2050, government recovery plans and updated NDCs must include pathways to overhaul our energy systems

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Part 2 | Energy Transition: To reach net-zero by 2050, government recovery plans and updated NDCs must include pathways to overhaul our energy systems

 

Tuesday, 17th November
2:30pm – 5:30pm CET

 

Whilst the world’s energy systems are already undergoing transformation, national and regional energy transition strategies could become the cornerstones of global recovery.

Updated NDCs, government recovery and regional stimulus packages could provide the energy sector with the tools, finance and investment to radically redesign the energy landscape, shift to clean and renewable systems, and steer away from a reliance on fossil fuels.

Day Two explores how investments today in heating and cooling of buildings as well as clean transportation and grid flexibility infrastructure will ensure the transition to a low-carbon economy, boost regional economies by creating millions of jobs and define net-zero pathways for other industries.

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Core Topics:

  • The NDCs, economic recovery and the energy transition: Driving lasting change in the global energy mix
  • Linking national and regional energy transitions to rebuild a resilient global economy
  • Accelerating investment in energy infrastructure to support the recovery
  • The importance of linking short-term recovery to long-term strategies to achieve the SDGs and align the global economy with the Paris Agreement
  • Scaling up transition-related technologies to create net-zero pathways across industry i.e. green hydrogen and heat pumps

 

Featured Speakers:

  • The Hon. Kevin Rudd, ​Former-Prime Minister of Australia
  • Christian Pho Duc, Managing Director H2 Projects, SmartEnergy
  • Francesco La Camera, Executive Director, IRENA
  • Thomas Bohner, CEO, Mitsubishi Power Europe
  • Andreas Feicht, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Republic Germany
  • Steven Kukoda, Director, International Copper Association
  • Brian Dean, Head of Energy Transition, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Angela Wilkinson, CEO, World Energy Council
  • Stephane Germain, President, GHG Sat
  • Claire O'Neil, Managing Director - Climate and Energy, WBCSD
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy, World Resources Institute
  • Shiva Dustdar, Head of Innovation Finance, European Investment Bank

 

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About The Event Series:

Over the past decade the Sustainable Innovation Forum has been used as a platform by the United Nations, Heads of State, Government Ministers, Climate Experts and Chief Executives, to communicate leadership, raise ambition and forge stronger relationships between the public and private sectors.

Climate Action have curated a thoroughly researched and validated programme aligned to the key trends and challenges we face in our collective fight against climate change. The programme is designed to build momentum on climate action ahead of COP26 in 2021.

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