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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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Session 1: International Contexts

Managing the ‘Messy Mix’: the role of oil and gas in the energy transition
Prof. Mike Bradshaw, Director of Energy, Warwick Business School & UK Energy Research Centre 

The UK in context 

Comparing international perspectives on incentives for offshore energy development
Vanessa Jakovich, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Upstream & Markets Review

Reviewing the Policies of a North Sea in transition – cooperation, competition and challenges 
Barnaby Powell, Head of North Sea Energy Strategy, DESNEZ 

OEUK Economic & Sustainability Update, and Industry Annual Review
Emily Taylor, North Sea Transition Deal Programme Manager and Acting Business Development Lead, OEUK

Developing regulation for an effective North Sea transition – strategic challenges and opportunities across integrated technologies and operations
Andy Brooks, Director New Ventures, North Sea Transition Authority

Session 2 - Diversification & Transition Risks & Opportunities post-COP28

The Integration of CCUS operations with the Onshore System - a critical link:

Update on pilot capture and storage in multiple jurisdictions: Project Greensand briefer
Abhi Kohok, Subsurface Director, INEOS Energy

CCUS as part of the UK Energy Transition: strategic policy enablers and stages
Jodie Fox, Head CCUS Optimisation, DESNEZ

Looking Ahead to 2024: Challenges and opportunities to support New Energy Solutions, & Potential Red Flags to Delivery 

Toby Uppington, Energy Market Sector Lead, AECOM

Karly Wai, Lead, UK/I Energy PracticeAccenture

Future Events

Future Events

Dec 6, 2023

UK Offshore Energy Transitions and the Challenge of Integrating Oil & Gas with New Energy Technologies

Jan 24, 2024

Annual post-COP Review of International Climate Risk, Resilience & Response

Mar 5, 2024

Annual UK Energy Transition Review: Progress in Context, & Risks of Derailment

May 1, 2024

Global Issues in Nuclear New Build, Safety, Regulation & Insurance - No.8 (NRI closed)

May 8, 2024

Systemic Climate Risks, Scenarios and Security Implications for Corporate Disclosure, Insurance and the Capital Markets