The IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario


IETA Pavilion, COP24, Katowice, Poland: 6 December 2018

Time: 14:00-15:30

This event will showcase the IEA’s newly updated Sustainable Development Scenario, highlighting in particular the scenario’s relevance for businesses seeking to understand the energy and climate implications of their current and future operations through scenario analysis.

The event brings together the all-of-energy analytical authority of the IEA with the private-sector insights of CDP, to provide concrete examples of how the IEA’s benchmark Paris-compliant scenario can be applied by private sector enterprises.

The IEA’s updated Sustainable Development Scenario, presented in the World Energy Outlook 2018, shows how the energy sector can contribute simultaneously to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals related to energy: achieving universal energy access (SDG 7); reducing the impacts of air pollution (SDG 3.9); and of course tackling climate change (SDG 13). For the first time this year the scenario also includes a water dimension, assessing both the water needs of the Sustainable Development Scenario and the energy implications of achieving universal access to water and sanitation, as envisioned in SDG 6.

 CDP,  formerly  the  Carbon  Disclosure  Project,  runs  the  global  disclosure  system  that  drives companies, cities and subnational governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 7000 companies and 750 cities and subnational governments disclosed environmental data, including energy and water-related data, through CDP in 2018.

Presentations:

The Sustainable Development Scenario: Andrew Prag, Head of Environment and Climate Change, IEA The relevance of the SDGs for scenario analysis by businesses: Nicolette Bartlett, Director of Climate Change, CDP

Panel discussion followed by Q&A: Use of scenario analysis

Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India

 Joeri Rogelj, Lecturer, Imperial College and Lead Author, IPCC Special Report on 1.5 °C Agnieszka Jankowska, Director Government Affairs and Public Policy, GE Europe

Cathy Woollums, SVP Sustainability, Berkshire Hathaway Energy (invited)

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