Energy transition ambition at COP28 and beyond
Energy production and consumption account for over three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the International Energy Agency. Ambitious energy goals and commitments, such as trebling renewables, doubling energy efficiency, reducing methane of the fossil fuel industry and major producers by 75% by 2030, and phasing out fossil fuels, are essential to limit the worst impacts of climate change. This event emphasizes the significance of setting bold energy goals during climate change summits -that are accompanied by energy transition plans- and achieving said goals once climate summits are over, in alignment with the UNSG Integrity Matters report.
Climate summits provide an opportunity to drive the transition to clean, renewable energy sources, reduce emissions, and propel a sustainable energy future while ensuring no one is left behind. Ambitious energy goals and commitments are increasingly being made by governments, and stakeholders to accelerate the shift to renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, and hence reduce carbon emissions. The event explores these trends, emphasizing the momentum behind ambitious energy initiatives and the vital role of clean energy in addressing the climate crisis.
The event provides a platform for sharing insights of successful energy transition strategies, key challenges faced (including social acceptance of renewable deployment and accelerating permitting) and solutions for accelerating the adoption of clean energy sources. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge about the importance of setting ambitious energy goals to mitigate climate change and delivers sustainable, low-carbon future. This event is a significant step toward uniting global efforts in the transition to clean energy and achieving climate goals.
Lara Lázaro Touza / Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute
- Erik Solheim / Planning for Climate Commissioner / Green Hydrogen Organization advisor,and former Minister of Development and Climate of Norway
- Sandra Guzman Luna / Founder of the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFCLAC)
- José Donoso / General Director of UNEF
- Heikki Wilstedt / Energy Policies and Climate Change Director at the Spanish Wind Energy Association
- Tim Gould / Chief Energy Economist / IEA
- Sara Aagesen Muñoz / Secretary of State for Energy / Government of Spain