Paris Time Event — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IEA at COP28: Energy sector resilience against climate-driven disruptions

Background information

Dubai time: 5 December 2023, 17:30-18:30.

Given that climate change risks to energy systems are likely to grow in the coming decades, building climate resilience is more important than ever. A climate-resilient energy system underpins the transition to clean energy by addressing the adverse consequences of climate change on renewable energy sources, while low-carbon energy technologies contribute to mitigating climate change impacts. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in safeguarding vulnerable communities (such as indigenous groups, the elderly, children, and women), who are often disproportionately impacted by climate-induced disruptions and severe weather events. Because of the intricate nature of climate impacts on the energy sector, effective collaboration and concerted action among all stakeholders – ranging from governments and regulators to corporations and researchers – are imperative.

Co-organised by the IEA, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada, this event will demonstrate how climate-resilient energy systems can support achieving climate goals for adaptation and mitigation. It will provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate best practices in enhancing climate resilience and protecting vulnerable groups against climate-driven energy supply disruptions. Kicking off with a high-level opening, the event will subsequently feature a panel discussion. Panellists will offer viewpoints from global, regional, and local standpoints, highlighting challenges and opportunities, and offering recommendations for cultivating climate-resilient and sustainable energy systems.

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