The long-awaited UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off in Glasgow in November when world leaders arrive in Scotland to seek agreement on how to tackle clime change collectively.
The event begins with the World Leaders Summit on November 1 and 2, for which countries have been asked to present ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets, aligned with the goal of reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
After the World Leaders Summit, the programme zeroes in on key transition topics, with Energy the focus on November 4.
Raising the curtain on COP26
A week before, on October 28, Energy Voice will raise the curtain on COP26 with our second Energy Transition Idea Exchange (ETIDEX) virtual summit.
ETIDEX 2021 will begin setting the agenda for the energy discussions in Glasgow on the eve of the UN conference.
It is our opportunity to invite the energy sector’s leaders to come forward with their own emissions reductions targets and plans to reach net zero. It will also be their chance to dissect some of the key themes emerging in the build up to the summit.
Over the course of four sessions our panellists will present their visions for the transition and exchange ideas with our audience in facilitated Q&A and networking designed to set the agenda for Energy Day at COP26.
The Energy Transition Forum
Session 1, The Energy Transition Forum, is the keynote session of the event and will set the scene for the day with the panellists analysing the macro issues shaping the energy transition and the shift to net zero. The session will open with an address from Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack, who will outline the UK Government’s COP26 objectives.
Speakers from SSE Thermal and Baker Hughes will then provide perspective on the energy transition from an operational point of view, with Womble Bond Dickinson offering insight on the future legal framework for the sector.
Net Zero Generation & Distribution
Session 2 will focus on Net Zero Generation & Distribution. This session will be a platform for our speakers to focus on the huge changes under way in the generation and distribution of electricity as the energy system of the future takes shape.
This session will feature insight from a strong roster of speakers from bp, Crown Estate Scotland, Statkraft and the Climate Change Committee.
The Supply Chain in Transition
Attention turns to the Supply Chain in Transition in Session 3. The supply chain is being transformed by the transition, which is creating anxiety as well as opportunity for the companies and people active in the energy sector.
Speakers from the Energy Industries Council (EIC), Opito, ECITB and ASCO will look at the risks but also the vast potential offered by a new look supply chain and workforce as the green industrial revolution unfolds.
Innovation in the Transition
Rounding off the summit is Session 4, which will tackle the theme of Innovation in the Transition. Modernisation is at the heart of the race to net zero and how the world rethinks and restructures the energy system, both from in terms of production and consumption.
Hosted by Wood, the final session of ETIDEX 2021 invites the innovators to step forward and present their solutions to the climate conundrum.
Attending ETIDEX 2021
Over 1,000 delegates registered for ETIDEX 2020, with Deloitte commenting: “To have such a high level of industry leaders discuss the energy transition and share practical steps that need to be taken by both the public and private sectors to achieve a net zero future was inspiring.”
ETIDEX 2021 will move the conversation forward and set the parameters for debate when energy tops the bill on day four of the critical climate change conference in Glasgow.
Register for free today at https://www.etidex.co.uk/