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COP26: Science advice for a clean and fair energy transition

COP26: Science advice for a clean and fair energy transition

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Start time

9 November 2021 17:30

End time

9 November 2021 18:15

Time zone

CET

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This panel discussion will allow scientists who advise governments and international organisations around the world to present the key messages of their recent joint statement.
This panel discussion organized by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors in collaboration with SAPEA will allow scientists who advise governments and international organizations around the world to present the key messages of their recent joint statement, and to discuss them with representatives from businesses, policy and civil society.

Science advisors from across the world are jointly calling on global leaders to give renewed impetus to the green transition, and put people at its center to ensure its fairness and effectiveness. A clear scientific consensus on most of the necessary measures exists, but there is an urgent need to mobilize policymakers and society at large to act. Successfully mitigating climate change requires harnessing research and innovation to develop novel solutions and scale-up existing ones across all sectors of the global economy. But focusing on technology and regulations alone will not suffice to achieve a climate neutral society by 2050, nor universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by 2030. All citizens should be involved in their multiple roles (e.g. as consumer, producers, or members of a community) as active participants in the energy transition.

Gideon Henderson

Gideon Henderson

Speaker
Chief Scientific Advisor at the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Portrait of Nebojša Nakićenović

Nebojša Nakićenović

Speaker
Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
Director of The World In 2050
Former director-general of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer

Speaker
Chief Science Advisor of Canada
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Speaker
Professor, Central European University
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