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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:

Winter Review and a discussion of the broader energy transition – esp. the role of gas, the alternatives, and current challenges to these future pathways
Dr. Jack Sharples, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Investing in a sustainable UK transition – review of finance pathways and policy challenges ahead
Olivia Johnson, Head of Private Investment into Net Zero (PINZ), DESNZ

Transition Derailment risks: ways to manage a disorderly transition in order to avoid potential failures of delivery
Matt Pritchard, Sustainability Director, Baringa Partners LLP
Simon Sharpe, Director of Economics, UNFCCC Climate Champions
Rachel Solomon-Williams, CEO, Aldersgate Group

Session 2:

Reviewing the energy transition strategies of global upstream players
Munir Hassan, Partner and Head of Clean Energy, CMS

UK Energy transition risks for large suppliers and for infrastructure end users
Richard Bodal-Hanson, Head of Regulatory Affairs UK, Orsted
Rosa Stewart, Energy Transition Specialist, MottMacdonald

Optimising the UK’s demand side and deploying strategic customer solutions
Mark Apsey MBE, Managing Director, Ameresco
Rich Hampshire, Senior VP, CGI



Future Events

Future Events

Mar 5, 2024

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

May 8, 2024

Climate Risks, Scenarios and Implications for Financial Markets and Corporate Strategists

Jun 6, 2024

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

Jul 9, 2024

The Geopolitics of Energy Security and Climate Change: Evaluating Strategic Risks, Resilience & Scenarios

Sep 26, 2024

Annual pre-COP Review of Climate & Energy Transition Risks: Implications for Policy and Markets

Nov 5, 2024

UK Onshore Energy System Review

Dec 10, 2024

UK Offshore Energy System Review