13:30 - 14:30
Investing in the Clean Energy Innovations of Tomorrow
The IEA estimates that almost 35% of the cumulative CO2 emissions reductions seen in the Sustainable Development Scenario by 2070 compared with the current trajectory, come from technologies that are currently at the prototype or demonstration phase and that will not become available at scale without further R&D technical improvements. Positively, there are already affordable, reliable technologies that can put the peak in global emissions behind us and start the drive down to net zero, putting the world on track for longer-term climate goals.
To further decarbonise entire economies, tackling sectors where emissions are especially difficult to
reduce, such as shipping, trucks, aviation, heavy industries like steel, cement and chemicals, and
agriculture, will require the rapid development of many technologies that are still in their very early stages today – some of them are barely out of the laboratory. This session will focus on the role of investors in accelerating large-scale uptake of new clean energy technologies required to help the world reach net-zero emissions and reach global climate targets.
Chris Fox (moderator)
Senior Director, Investor Network, Ceres
Lord John Browne (keynote)
Chairman, BeyondNetZero, Senior Advisor, General Atlantic
Head of Group ESG Strategy and Impact Banking, UniCredit
CIO, Cathay Financial Holdings
Business Development Director, Steam Specialties, Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc
Chief Commercial Officer, Global Wind & Structured Finance, Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF)