How Can the COP 21 Goals be Achieved?
At the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, 195 countries adopted the first legally binding global climate change action plan with an aim to limit global warming to well below 2°C. In addition to climate action by national governments, the agreement recognizes the role of cities and other subnational authorities as well as civil society and the private sector in addressing climate change.
Steven Fries will discuss what progress has been made so far in scaling up renewables and electric cars in an affordable manner. He will argue that, while some change has come about from private sector innovation and investment enabled by government policies, most of the energy system remains unchanged. What do governments need to do unlock further energy transition and how can commitments and actions from corporate actors accelerate change? Which areas are likely to be affected by disruptive technological development? And what are the more challenging transition areas and how can they be best addressed?
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