The world is not on track to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. With 2030 just a decade away, and governments are under pressure to speed up the clean energy transition.
The good news is that, especially with clean energy technology cheaper than ever, the private sector is ready to invest trillions of green dollars into new sustainable energy – lowering emissions, creating jobs and ensuring energy independence in the process. But before that can happen, governments must tackle several challenges: how do they set strong targets and make the public policy case for clean energy? How do they deal with competition for land and maritime resources? How do they handle variability issues on the grid? And how can they ensure that opportunities for investment are attractive?
WRI, in partnership with leading clean energy company Ørsted, is working on new research (to be published in 2021) to identify concrete steps for governments across the world to unlock private investment, de-risk decarbonization and get the world to a clean and prosperous future. Join us for a digital dialogue with representatives from global governments and the private sector as we explore these solutions.
Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted
Doreen Harris, Acting President and CEO, NYSERDA
Eng. Isaac Kiva, Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
Matthias Seewald, CIO, Allianz France, Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance
Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute (moderator)
About the Research
Investments in and deployment of clean energy – renewable energy and energy efficiency – are not happening at the required pace and scale to stabilize the climate system. Governments need to provide the right institutional and regulatory framework to make it attractive for private companies and investors to invest in and deploy the needed solutions and technologies. WRI and Ørsted, in acknowledgement of the urgent need to raise ambition on the energy transition, have partnered to create a cutting-edge paper which explores challenges for accelerating investments that accelerate and scale the clean energy transition and outlines how governments can address barriers. The paper will be published in 2021 Q1.