Despite the rapid adoption of wind and solar energy in recent years, fossil fuels currently account for over 80% of the world’s energy and over 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Global climate goals are still within reach but only by radically shifting from fossil fuels to clean energy.
Join Systems Change Lab on May 23 at 9 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. CEST) for an important discussion with leading policy leaders and energy experts about what can be done to accelerate the global clean energy transition.
Speakers will discuss pressing issues in the global power sector and how to overcome bottlenecks to a clean energy future. Topics will the unprecedented shift to renewables prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, how to secure permitting for new transmission lines and responsibly securing enough critical minerals for battery storage and the growing political momentum for COP28 to call for an end of pollution from fossil power. Panelists will also examine how the US Inflation Reduction Act, European Union’s REPowerEU Plan and other policies are reshaping the long-term outlook for how homes, businesses and vehicles are powered and what measures are critical to ensuring that workers currently working in extracting and using fossil fuels are not left behind.
Co-hosted by World Resources Institute, the Bezos Earth Fund and Climate Action Tracker (a project of NewClimate Institute and Climate Analytics), the webinar will be informed by insights from System Change Lab’s new data platform, which finds that delivering climate action across the power system requires four critical shifts: