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Energy

A Roadmap for Decarbonisation

London |
Speakers include:
Pilita Clark

Pilita Clark

Financial Times

Lord Adair Turner

Lord Adair Turner

Energy Transitions Commission

Overview

In 2016 the Paris Climate Agreement committed all countries to make efforts to keep global warming below 2 degrees. But meeting growing demand for energy in a way that doesn’t literally cost the earth hinges on the decarbonisation of our energy systems. It will require an increase in the share of low carbon sources in the energy mix – especially in the power and industry sectors – coupled with significant improvements in energy productivity across the industry, transport and buildings sectors. Decarbonising electricity production will be a particularly important win because of its potential to provide low-carbon fuel to other sectors through extended electrification. With time against us, and the scale of the challenge so huge, the road ahead will not be an easy one.

This exclusive dinner will gather energy stakeholders and NGOs to discuss the critical choices we face on the road towards decarbonising energy systems. It will focus conversation on the challenges and ways forward in the decarbonisation of electricity production, and in the most heat-intensive industrial sectors.

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Agenda - 23rd May

  • 6:30pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 7:10pm
    Opening Remarks

    Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 7:15pm
    Keynote Address

    Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission

  • 7:25pm
    Discussion Commences
  • 9:50pm
    Closing Remarks

    Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

CHAIR (1)

Pilita Clark

Pilita Clark

Environment Correspondent
Financial Times

Pilita Clark was appointed Environment Correspondent in May 2011, having previously been the Aerospace Correspondent and Deputy News Editor on the main news desk at the Financial Times, and then Deputy Editor of the FT Magazine. In her current role Ms Clark covers all environmental issues, from climate change to wildlife and renewable energy, but has a particular focus on the impact of low-carbon policies on businesses and investors. Before joining the FT in 2003 as a Commissioning Editor on the FT Magazine, Ms Clark was a Senior Writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, where she was a Political Reporter in Washington DC and Canberra. She was also Managing Editor of The Eye news magazine in Sydney, and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (1)

Lord Adair Turner

Lord Adair Turner

Chair
Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Adair Turner is the Chairman of Energy Transitions Commission. He also chairs the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He previously chaired the UK Financial Services Authority and UK Climate Committee. He also worked at McKinsey & Company, the Confederation of British Industry and Merrill Lynch.

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH (1)

Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) are a diverse group of people and organisations from energy and climate communities: investors, energy companies, industry disruptors, equipment suppliers, non-profit organisations, and research institutes from across the developed and developing world. Their aim is to accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C.

ETC Commissioners agree on the importance of cutting carbon emissions and share a broad vision of how the transition to a low-carbon energy system can be achieved. That agreement is possible between companies and organisations with different perspectives on and interests in the energy system sends a strong signal to decision-makers across the world who should have confidence that it is possible to simultaneously grow the global economy and limit global warming.

The ETC released its new report Better Energy, Greater Prosperity in April 2017. The report makes the case for governments, investors and businesses to seize the opportunity to halve carbon emissions by 2040, and identifies actionable options. ETC urge immediate action to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonisation beyond power (particularly in the industry and transport sectors) and energy productivity improvement. ETC present clear pathways to low-carbon energy systems, explaining the actions that can be taken to achieve this.

VENUE

InterContinental London Park Lane
One Hamilton Place
London W1J 7QY

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3131

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CONTACT US

Amy Bell
Regional Content Manager EMEA
Financial Times