19 Nov 2020 14:00—15:00

WEO week: Getting to net zero

Webinar

An increasing number of countries and companies have committed to reaching net zero emissions, many of them by mid-century; using the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario and the new Net Zero Emissions by 2050 case, this session will examine what more needs to happen to put the world on track.

Moderator

  • Laura Cozzi

Speakers

  • Christophe McGlade
  • Daniel Crow

Panellists

  • Sarah Ladislaw, Senior Vice President, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
  • Glen Peters, Research Director, Centre for International Climate Research 
  • Ed Webber, Deputy Director, International Climate Action, UK BEIS
  • Professor Ji Zou, CEO & President of Energy Foundation China


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.