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Navigating Energy Pathways for Climate Ambition: The implications of 1.5°C scenarios for Paris-aligned energy transitions

October 24, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CEST

via Zoom

(Open to public)

Energy scenarios have a key role to play in guiding the energy system transformation needed to meet the 1.5°C temperature limit under the Paris Agreement. These scenarios can influence investor expectations and policy decisions.

A new IISD report aims to provide policy-makers, investors, and companies with information on how to align energy decision-making with Paris Agreement goals. It conducts an unprecedented analysis of the most influential modelled pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C. The research shows a high level of agreement among these scenarios with implications for the phase-out of oil and gas and the ramp-up of clean energy deployment and investment.

The webinar provides a first look at the key findings from this authoritative report highlighting the implications of 1.5°C scenarios for fossil fuel phase-out and renewables scale-up, barriers to those transitions and solutions to such challenges, and tools for governments and financial institutions to navigate the current energy crisis while maintaining climate ambition.

Panellists from intergovernmental organizations and the scientific community reflect on the key findings of the report and discuss its implications for energy decision-making.


Moderator’s Welcome

Ploy Achakulwisut, Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute

Keynote Remarks

Presentation of Findings

Olivier Bois von Kursk, Policy Analyst, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Panel Discussion

  • Diala Hawila, Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Jana Koperniech, Global Technical Specialist, Energy, UN Development Programme
  • Alaa Al Khourdajie, Senior Scientist, Technical Support Unit, Working Group 3, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Frederic Hans, NewClimate Institute


Closing Remarks

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