News & events

Assessing the commitments from COP26

This ETC Short reviews the commitments made during COP26. This is an updated version of the Short published on 12/11/2021 which reviewed the commitments from the first week of COP26.

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Speech by Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, at the COP26 ‘Destination 2030’

Adair Turner presented the Energy Transitions Commission’s analysis of how latest pledges from first week of COP26 might help to close gap to a 1.5°C pathway. The speech was presented at the Destination 2030 event, a stock-take session of what has been achieved at COP26 so far, exploring what’s necessary, what’s possible & what’s already underway to deliver the promise of Paris & keep 1.5°C alive. Hosted by the UN High Level Climate Champions in partnership with the UK COP26 presidency.

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Material Economics launches EU Biomass report

The ETC developed the analytical work alongside Material Economics to refine global perspectives on the role of bioresources in a net-zero economy. Their deep dive on bioresource use in Europe provides a stark reminder that a course correction on biomass supply is urgently needed regionally.

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A zero-carbon China by mid-century

China can achieve the twin goals of net-zero carbon emissions and becoming a rich developed economy by 2050, a new report by the Energy Transitions Commission and Rocky Mountain Institute has shown.

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The Economist: Climate Risk Europe Virtual Week

The Economist’s Climate Risk Virtual Week convenes thought leaders, stakeholders, policy makers & scientists to delve deep into conversations about the impact that climate-related risks will have on businesses and how management can respond.

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New York Climate Week – Demanding Net Zero Industry

The ‘Demanding Net Zero Industry’ panel at NYClimate Week will be exploring why demand signals are critical for decarbonising heavy industry and what the challenges and solutions are to reaching net zero targets by 2050. Climate Week NYC is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more.

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The Economist: Sustainability Week ‘Countdown to COP26’

As COP26 approaches can governments, corporations and private businesses change how society works in order to meet the Paris agreement targets on time? The ‘Countdown to COP26; event hears from global corporations, policymakers, and investors who are committed to reversing climate change through innovative thinking.

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Financial Times: Energy Transition Strategies Summit

Mapping energy’s unstoppable transformation. The digital FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit will explore the next big challenges in the energy transition, and how the forces of competition, consolidation and convergence will reshape energy markets in the years ahead.

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