This online event aims to present the upcoming International Renewable Energy Agency’s report “World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway” through a conversation with the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Francesco La Camera.
The World Energy Transitions Outlook (WETO), which was released in June 2021, outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. The report identifies options to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and bring CO2 emissions closer to net zero by 2050, offering high-level insights on technology choices, investment needs and the socio-economic contexts of achieving a sustainable, resilient and inclusive energy future.
After a presentation of the report by IRENA, the FSR Energy & Climate team will discuss the findings and insights from different perspectives.
Francesco La Camera is the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He has more than 30 years of experience in climate, sustainability, and international cooperation. He formerly served as Director-General of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, EU and International Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Environment. La Camera is widely credited with having spearheaded international cooperation on issues related to climate and the environment. He played a key role in bringing together multilateral organisations to develop joint initiatives designed to implement the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. He has also coordinated a number of national strategies, including sustainable development, green finance, and fossil fuel subsidies.
The event will be chaired by Prof. Simone Borghesi.
After the WETO presentation by IRENA, Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant, Ilaria Conti and Swetha Baghwat will be invited to discuss the report’s findings with Francesco La Camera. This discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A.
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