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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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos

The Annual Meeting in Davos will convene leaders from government, business, and civil society to address the state of the world and discuss priorities for the year ahead. It will provide a platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.

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Energy Transition Summit

The Energy Transition Summit gathers senior industry stakeholders to share management strategy, innovative tools, and solutions to navigate the multitude of challenges of the current environment and accelerate the necessary transition to net zero.

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Regional Spotlight – Australia

Find out about the work from our programmes across the world. Today we hear from the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative – a programme convened by Climateworks Centre and Climate-KIC Australia in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission.

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Meet the Team – Mike Hemsley

Get to know the ETC’s Deputy Director, Mike Hemsley. Find out his views on mitigating climate change, and hear his inside perspective on the ETC’s workstreams and analysis.

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Members Talk – Zoë Knight, HSBC

Read our Member Talk with HSBC’s Zoë Knight. Zoë is the Managing Director & Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance, and has been an ETC Commissioner since 2017. 

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Meet the ETC Team – Ita Kettleborough

Get to know Ita Kettleborough, Director of the Energy Transitions Commission. For the last two and a half years Ita has been leading our analytical and regional programmes and the central secretariat, in her role as Deputy Director.

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Members Talk – Agustin Delgado, Iberdrola Energy

Read our Member Talk with Iberdrola’s Agustin Delgado, their Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer. Iberdrola have been with the ETC since March 2020 and began a thorough transformation of its business model more than 20 years ago, when it opted for a sustainable, safe and competitive energy model.

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