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20 Nov 2020 14:00—15:00 Webinar

WEO week: Investing in clean energy transitions

Investment in the energy sector fell by 18% in 2020, far more than the 5% fall in energy demand; this session will examine the implications for the outlook, focusing in particular on the alignment of capital flows with the needs of secure, rapid energy transitions.

Moderator

  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer

Speakers

  • Mike Waldron
  • Lucila Arboleya

Panellists

  • Deirdre Cooper, Co-Head, Thematic Equity, Ninety-One
  • Nigel Jollands, Associate Director, EBRD
  • Gu Yoon Chung, Head of Business Development Asia Pacific, Enel Green Power Asia 

The World Energy Outlook-2020 provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach, and the new Outlook explores in detail the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the energy sector and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.

Following the release of the new Outlook, the IEA is hosting a series of live-streamed discussions on different aspects of the analysis, one each day at 2pm CET through the week beginning 16 November.

The discussions will cover the impacts of Covid-19, the outlooks for electricity and for fuels, the pathways to net zero emissions, and the investments that can accelerate clean energy transitions. In each case, an introductory presentation on the WEO-2020 from some of its lead authors will set the stage, followed by commentary and insights from invited expert panelists and a moderated discussion.