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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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Systemic Climate Risks: emerging trends and value at risk – key vulnerabilities for corporates and investors through to 2030 and beyond
David Nelson, Senior Director - Climate Transition Analytics, Willis Towers Watson

Economic resilience in the face of climate change – current and future challenges for Central Banks
Theresa Lober, Head of Climate Hub, Bank of England

Disorderly Transition Risks: the geopolitical, carbon and commercial implications of differing global transition trajectories
Nicola Harris, Head of Energy, UK & Lloyd’s market, AXA XL

Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen, MD & Head of Research, Carbon Tracker

William Atwell, Director of Climate Risk, Fitch Ratings

The latest on Climate Science & Tipping Point Risks: leading indicators, opportunities to intervene, and Positive Tipping options still available
Prof. Tim Lenton, Director of the Global Systems Institute, and Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science, University of Exeter

Climate resilient infrastructure: priority solutions required to deliver it at pace and scale, and the Legal Liability and Ratings Implications of failing to mitigate climate risks effectively
Wynne Lawrence, Legal Director, Clyde & Co

John Firth, Senior Director - Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson

Madeleine Rawlins, Global Practice Leader - Climate Change, MottMacdonald

Future Events

Future Events

Apr 25, 2023

Systemic Climate Risks & Disorderly Transitions: Implications for Financial Markets and their Resilience

May 10, 2023

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

May 24, 2023

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

Jun 7, 2023

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

Jul 11, 2023

New Geopolitics of Energy and Climate Change: Evaluating Strategic Risks and Resilience

Sep 28, 2023

UK Energy Transition & Climate Risk Assessment - The Context of Global Trends, UK Requirements and National Actions

Nov 2, 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 6, 2023

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