• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
  • About

Paul McConnell

S&P Global

Research & Analysis Executive Director

Paul McConnell is an Executive Director with the Energy and Climate Scenarios team at S&P Global. Paul’s work covers energy and carbon markets, long-term decarbonisation trends and net zero, climate policy and emissions, and strategic responses to climate change and the energy transition. Paul is highly experienced in development of energy and climate scenarios, as well as their application in assessing climate-related risk and opportunity for organisations across the oil & gas, power, industry and financial sectors. He is a recognized thought leader around emergent and disruptive risks, including climate change and energy security. Paul holds an MSc in Global Environmental Change and International Policy from Imperial College, London.

Sessions With Paul McConnell

Wednesday, 8 March

Thursday, 9 March

  • 10:00am - 10:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 04:00 pm - 09/mar/2023 04:30 pm

    Solving Climate Change: Next trillion-dollar business?

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity. Naturally solving the biggest problem known to humanity should also reward innovators and entrepreneurs. We have already seen companies like Tesla catapult to the list of world biggest companies in a decade. What other ideas could turn into trillion-dollar companies? What private sector opportunities exist to meet the climate change challenge, including new technologies, innovations and markets. 

  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Future of Coastal Living and Energy Infrastructure

    What is the future of coastal communities? How do these communities, where population density continues to increase along the coast, adapt while becoming more at risk from climate change and rising sea levels? How are the risks different in the developing versus the developed world?