Transitioning to new energy systems: What impact will it have on society and on our lives?

The most recent report of the IPCC, released in early August, was described by the UN as a ‘code red for humanity’. It states that climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying. The world now anticipates November’s global climate conference, COP26, to see how nations respond to this latest stark warning.

The energy transition is not just about new technologies and innovation. Our current lifestyles are also contributing to our energy and climate problems, and the move to different energy systems will impact on every one of us in society. Change has to be fair and inclusive. It requires public engagement and active participation across the whole of society.
What works, and how should it be done?

This webinar is organized by SAPEA and Academia Europaea, on October 11th CET 1400. Registration here.

Our panel of experts:

  • Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors; Director of the World in 2050
  • Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Sussex; Member of the SAPEA Working Group
  • Professor Nick Pidgeon, Professor of Environmental Psychology and Risk; Director of the Understanding Risk Research Group, Cardiff University
  • Professor Eystein Jansen, Professor of Earth Sciences /Paleoclimatology, University of Bergen; Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC)

Chair: Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President, Academia Europaea