Bonn Lecture Series: Accelerating the Global Energy Transition

12 October 2017 |Bonn, Germany

Decarbonisation of the energy sector requires urgent action on a global scale. While a global energy transition is under way, further action is needed to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. The energy transition is a pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from a fossil-based to a zero-carbon one by the second half of this century.

There are many routes facilitated by the introduction of different technologies and supporting policies. Government strategies can streamline the transition, maximizing economic and social benefits, wealth creation and the inclusion of all stakeholders. Accelerated deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies play a central role. The energy transition will be enabled by information technology, smart technology, policy frameworks and market instruments.

The lecture elaborated on the latest IRENA findings on the energy transition including technology and sector roadmaps, economics of energy transition and enabling frameworks.

You can watch the lecture in its entirety, below.