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The WEF's Objectives:

  • Convene expert practitioners in climate risk and energy transition by invitation.
  • Share strategic information on the challenges and opportunities of decarbonisation policy, investment and innovation.
  • Inform political and corporate decisions in support of Net Zero goals and ambitions.

Operationally, the WEF functions like a small think tank delivering two complementary workstreams, to a network of 150 organisations in the UK and overseas. Established in 2004, the two WEF workstreams now comprise eight or more high level events by invitation per year:

> Climate Risk & Resilience Assessments

> Energy System Transition Assessments

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Welcome: Hussain Kubba, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Session 1Upstream & Markets Review

Delivering net zero: The UK Continental Shelf in transition
Kristina Dahlström, Head of Policy and Strategy, North Sea Transition Authority

OEUK Economic & Sustainability Update, and Industry Annual Review
Will Webster, Energy Policy Lead, OEUK

European gas markets ahead of Winter 2022-23: EU supply and demand status in context
Dr Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Ukraine energy update briefer + ZNPP status
Chris Lambert, Director, WEF

Session 2:  Sector Diversification Issues & Briefings

Panel 1

Energy transition risks – reducing the cost and volatility of transitioning to net zero and unlocking opportunity
Euan Nicholson, Director, Energy Transition, Aon

The role of policy in effecting Hydrogen and CCUS industry transformations
Enrique Cornejo, Head of Industrial Carbon Capture Supply Chains, BEIS 

Panel 2

Opportunities to transform business operations in support of a North Sea Transition
Ekaterina Kozinchenko, Energy Transition Lead in UKI, Accenture

Infrastructure and technology opportunities for the UK’s New Energy Solutions – Hydrogen in focus
Hayleigh Barnett, Project Manager, Net Zero Technology Centre

Update on the status of the UK market for CCUS development and deployment
Alistair Black, Partners, Norton Rose Fulbright

Future Events

Future Events

Nov 30, 2022

UK Offshore Energy Transitions – Integrating Oil & Gas with New Energy Technologies

Jan 25, 2023

Annual post-COP Review of International Climate Risk, Resilience & Response – Implications for Geopolitics

Mar 1, 2023

UK Energy Security & Markets Winter Review – Assessing Key Challenges and Uncertainties Ahead

Apr 25, 2023

Climate Risks, Tipping Points & Financial Impacts – Issues & Interventions to Optimise Resilience

May 17, 2023

Global Issues in Nuclear New Build, Safety, Regulation & Insurance (NRI open) (international webinar)

May 25, 2023

UK Energy Industry Innovation, Transformation & Delivery: Progress on Energy Security and Net Zero

Jun 7, 2023

UK Energy Industry Innovation, Transformation & Delivery: Progress on Energy Security and Net Zero

Jul 13, 2023

UK Climate Risk Assessment & Energy Transition Status - Reviewing the Deliverability of Net Zero

Sep 28, 2023

Global Energy Transition Review – Progress, Risks & Implications for Political & Corporate Strategies and UNFCCC Climate Targets

Nov 8, 2023

UK Onshore Energy System Review – Security, Innovation & Net Zero Delivery

Nov 8, 2023

Frontiers in Nuclear Risk, Regulation & Insurance - No.5 (NRI closed) (international webinar)

Dec 7, 2023

UK Offshore Energy System Review - Integrating Oil & Gas with CCUS, Hydrogen & Renewables