COP26 and Beyond - Evidencing the path to a Net Zero world

Centre for Energy Policy celebrated a birthday. It is 5 years since the Centre began to work on research which would grow to be relied upon for thoughtful, objective information on socio-economic implications of energy policy options considered by Scottish and UK Governments.

With new ambitious emission reduction targets announced a year ago the we hosted our first webinar to mark the birthday and our contribution to the public policy debate on energy and climate issues until now and going forward.

While the Coronavirus pandemic has caused the COP conference to be delayed until mid-2021, the online event invited open discussion on the Centre’s 5 key messages that are ultimately aimed at informing the COP, but which we believe are relevant and important at considering the ‘Just Transition’ in a range of wider public policy contexts (including the current challenge of economic recovery).

The event was opened by the Chair of the Centre’s Advisory Group, former energy minister Brian Wilson, followed by an address by the Centre’s Director Professor Karen Turner. We then had an open Q & A followed by an informal online networking session. Watch the recording here.