WEF 2021 Programme through to COP26 and beyond

The WEF's 2021 Programme through to the COP26 Summit and beyond provides a comprehensive briefing series for senior stakeholders in the energy, climate and sustainability domains which considers both the emerging issues affecting the UK’s long term Net Zero strategy and the international contexts shaping them. For the 2021 Season - our 18th year of operations - we are pleased to offer to offer a comprehensive programme fully accessible to both our Members and to our established Knowledge Transfer Network of policymakers, regulators and NGOs. New participants from the corporate sector are welcome subject to space.

The WEF 2021 Prospectus may be found as a slide-deck PDF below and provides full information on the schedule ahead, how to participate in the WEF, and detailed agendas that include a quartet of COP26 Directors who are supporting the WEF Climate programme. The WEF Programme is currently divided into two complementary workstreams, of four sessions each:

1. Energy Sector Industrial Assessments and their Decarbonisation Strategies

2. Climate Risks, Corporate Strategy and the Requirements for Net Zero Delivery

PDF icon WEF Prospectus 2021 v4 May.pdf

Annual Review of UK Renewable Delivery for Net Zero

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00 Webinar or Seminar
  • Update on policy levers and ambitions for UK renewables deployment in the context of UK Net Zero goals

    Dr Sarah Redwood, Director Renewable Energy Deployment, BEIS
  • Renewable Industry and sectoral ‘sitrep’, and strategies to overcoming potential challenges for optimising renewable development

    Melanie Onn, Deputy Chief Executive, RenewableUK
  • UK in context - stocktake on the European Renewables market and power demand in the context of EU Net Zero requirements

    Ayse Sabuncu, Principal Consultant, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Investment prospects for renewables internationally, and optimising operations, in the context of global Net Zero goals

    Richard Crawford, Director, InfraRed Capital. Rachel Ruffle, MD – Western Europe, Renewable Energy Systems
  • Challenges and delivery plans for UK Energy System to accelerate integrated clean energy deployment

    Duncan Burt, COP26 Director, National Grid Group
  • Integrating short, medium and long term energy storage solutions – the next giant leap for renewable deployment?

    Simon Bailey, Senior Associate Director – Water & Energy Planning, Jacobs
  • Next generation wind technology – the implications and limits through to 2050

    Duncan Grant, UK Country Director, Ørsted Wind Power
  • Enabling commercial hydrogen fuel cell deployment in support of clean energy pathways

    Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power