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.