We invite the audience to engage with two experienced expert practitioners in the energy industry and climate policy making (Simon Blakey, 40 years in energy, Senior Visiting Fellow at STG, and Jesse Scott, 20 years in climate, Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School). Using 10 accessible PowerPoint slides and taking lots of participant questions, we will explore the factual background to the news headlines and policy debates: key issues, important indicators and trends, what’s succeeding and failing in current approaches and policy tools, and where to go next. We will mainly look at global level, with some examples from Europe.
The lecture will be based on 10 slides each covering a key issue in Climate and Energy. Some of the topics to be covered include:
- 80% of energy consumption for 8 billion people are hydrocarbons. That’s a lot of oil, coal and gas... where next?
- What does the ‘net’ in Net Zero climate targets really mean?
- How can the transition to clean energy be both fast and fair?
- Policy levers – how effective are they from the point of view of businesses and citizens?
- Which climate and energy metrics it is most valuable to understand and which are the key indicators to watch?
All EUI members are welcome to attend. To attend, please register (on a first come, first serve basis).