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The WEF's Objectives:

The purpose of the WEF is to provide a Senior UK Leadership Network & Knowledge Exchange Programme for the strategic evaluation of climate and energy transition risks.

Founded and led by Chris Lambert since 2004, the WEF functions as a small, independent and collaborative think tank, delivering nine meetings during the political year. Its primary objectives are to:

  • Convene expert practitioners in the fields of climate risk and energy transition.
     
  • 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 ambition.
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Agenda:

Welcome, and NRI Industry update
Mark Popplewell, MD, Nuclear Risk Insurers

New Nuclear Technologies, New Nuclear Territories: situation report on global nuclear expansion and its challenges
Dr Tim Stone, Chairman, Nuclear Risk Insurers & UK Nuclear Industry Association

Examining the roadmap of new nuclear power in SE Asia – nuclear liability in the region
Helen Cook, Principal, GNE Advisory (Australia)

Risk Briefings + Panel

The Evolving Risk Landscape - how Insurers are adapting to new risks, old risks and the potential catastrophic risks, incl. how these play into Energy transition
Rachel Turk, Chief Underwriting Officer, Lloyd’s (UK)

The Promise and Peril of Nuclear Energy in a Climate Changed World – considering the direct and indirect risks ahead and questions this raises for nuclear expansion
Erin Sikorsky, Director, Center for Climate and Security (US)

Panel

The challenge of deploying new nuclear technology in support of the energy transition
Andrew Champ, Country Director (UK), GE Vernova (UK/US)

IAEA 1st Nuclear Energy Summit in review: turning intentions into infrastructure to support the energy transition
Brianna Lazerwitz, Senior Energy and Climate Analyst, Planning and Economic Studies Section Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA (Vienna)

Plenary Discussion

Future Events

Future Events

Jun 6, 2024

International Expert Webinar on New Nuclear Deployment and Risk Mitigation - No.8 (NRI closed webinar)

Jul 9, 2024

The Geopolitics and Economics of the Energy Transition: Examining Risks & Resilience in the Face of Accelerating Climate Change

Sep 26, 2024

UK Climate & Energy Transition Risk Assessment: Implications for Policy and Markets ahead of COP

Nov 5, 2024

UK Onshore Energy System Review

Dec 10, 2024

UK Offshore Energy System Review

Jan 22, 2025

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

Mar 5, 2025

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

May 7, 2025

Climate & Nature Risks: Implications for Financial Markets and a Resilient Transition