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Industrial decarbonization requires rewiring the way we produce and consume goods. From capital costs to modifying operations, these changes will test current market and regulatory frameworks. What are the tools available to meet the challenge of decarbonizing industry? How will electrification, process intensification, low-carbon feedstocks, and carbon capture each contribute to industrial decarbonization?
David is a leading authority on climate change, decarbonization and how regulation affects the workings of energy markets. Apart from his work at UC San Diego, he has been a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has held leadership positions at the Brookings Institute; the World Economic Forum and other organizations. David has authored several books including “Making Climate Policy Work” which received glowing reviews. Come and meet him to hear and discuss his insights, in person.
In its report “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector,” IEA stated that getting to net-zero by 2050 will require “nothing short of a total transformation of the energy system that underpins our economies.” The report also observed that “the pathway is narrow but achievable.” At the same time, global GHG concentrations continue to increase and annual emissions are rising again after the pandemic-induced drop in 2020. Achieving net -zero by OECD countries and by major companies is necessary but not sufficient. Any roadmap to net-zero must travel via developing economies. Much of the progress to date has been in decarbonizing power sector, but only about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions are from electricity. In this conversation, the panelists will explore economic, technological, financial, and policy actions necessary within this decade to start bending the emission curve with emission reductions across all sectors globally.
One-on-one candid conversations from the foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders.
Book signing with David Victor for his book Making Climate Science Work.