Webinar: Climate Change – Implications for the Energy Sector
Chair: Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director for Policy, CISL and Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
Guest: Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council
Guest: Jill Duggan Director and Founder of Carbon Policy Associates Ltd and Senior Associate, CISL
- How might we see governments around the world driving successful policies on climate change?
- To what extent will COP 21 in Paris give greater clarity to the energy sector on climate change policy and carbon pricing?
- What is the expectation on the energy mix for the future, including the growth of renewables?
- What are the risks and opportunities of climate change for the energy sector in developing countries?
- Where are we seeing business leadership on climate change in the energy sector?
- The level of engagement around COP21 is itself a turning point, which signals growing momentum.
- Multiple, often conflicting policy goals – affordable, accessible, secure energy and decarbonisation – makes the politics challenging.
- Carbon pricing is a key policy and change driver, but designing for flexibility, or learning by doing, is important.
- Despite the rapid growth of renewables, they are likely to still represent a minority of the energy mix by 2050.
- During the energy transition, different people in different places will be affected differently.
Do you see the future of the energy sector as being:
Do you think COP21 will give a clear signal on the price of carbon?
Where do you see greatest potential in terms of the future energy mix?