IEF: Creating Resilience to Climate Change: Lessons from the pandemic
The August 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that “human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe.” Build Back Better was the common theme as the global economies started to rebuild post pandemic. A study by the UN and Oxford University in March 2021, however, found that just 18% of announced recovery spending had gone toward green investments. What lessons can we take from the pandemic as we build back better? What are some specific opportunities for industry and governments to work together to improve resilience to climate change? What is a sustainable path of growth that will enable India to grow its economy and meet climate goals? How can climate resilience enter as a key variable in the functioning of industries, especially those that have high vulnerability to climate risk? What role will sustainable supply chains play in developing climate resilience? Speakers Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, PETRONAS Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Chair Atul Arya, Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit
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Play video Energy Transition: Going Fast or Going Slow?
Energy Transition: Going Fast or Going Slow?
(2021) Global CO2 emissions appeared to decline last year but figures today show that any reduction was short-lived. What elements of the energy transition have the strongest impact? What challenges lie ahead for companies to meet their 2030 targets?
Play video Leadership Dialogue with André de Ruyter
Leadership Dialogue with André de Ruyter
(2021) André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive of Eskom, discusses his strategy to strengthen the company following a period of fiscal and operational instability and to lead Africa’s largest utility through a just energy transition.
Play video Leadership Dialogue: American Infrastructure and the New Energy Economy
Leadership Dialogue: American Infrastructure and the New Energy Economy
(2021) The largest federal investment in infrastructure in a generation can reshape the American energy landscape and advance pathways to net zero. Leading voices on U.S. energy discuss the interplay between enhanced infrastructure & American energy.
Play video Financing a Just Transition to Sustainable Energy
Financing a Just Transition to Sustainable Energy
(2022) Energy capacity additions in emerging markets are key to meeting global climate goals. How can low carbon technologies be deployed at scale in those markets? What are the most effective instruments & partnerships to facilitate capital flows?
Play video Leadership Dialogue with Ernie Thrasher
Leadership Dialogue with Ernie Thrasher
(2021) Ernie Thrasher, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer of Xcoal Energy & Resources, examines the dynamics behind the rise in global coal prices and the investment outlook for the sector.
Play video IEF: Leadership Dialogue with Bernard Looney
IEF: Leadership Dialogue with Bernard Looney
(2021) Between now and 2050 bp estimates that India alone could account for 90% of the total growth in global energy demand. What role is India playing in bp’s transition from an international oil company to a broader integrated energy company?