The global climate accord that emerged out of COP21 in Paris in December 2015 underscores the need for deep emissions reductions in the energy sector and signals a coming transition to a low-carbon economy. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have an important role to play in achieving global climate goals, given that they produce a significant share of energy-related CO2 emissions. SOEs are important both in terms of phasing down emissions-intensive activities in electric power and energy-intensive sectors as well as ramping up clean energy technologies.
This workshop explored the role of SOEs in the coming low-carbon transition, and how SOEs in a variety of country contexts can be supported to efficiently manage this transition. Discussion was held under the Chatham House rules to facilitate a free exchange of views.
1. Supporting efficient SOE participation in the transition to a low-carbon energy system
2. SOEs in the power sector
Federico López de Alba, CFE (Mexico)
Eric Boonman, Statkraft (Norway)
A.K. Gupta, NTPC Limited (India)
André Besner, Hydro-Québec (Canada)
Masaaki Hanaoka, TEPCO (Japan)
Discussants: Bonneville Power Administration, MVM Ltd., Electricité de France, Polska Grupa Energetyczna
3. Financing the SOE decarbonisation challenge
4. Tools and instruments to motivate SOE action towards the low-carbon energy transition
5. Tour de table and way forward
Workshop summary and close