Roadmap towards COP26. Reaching 100% renewable energy and beyond. Oceans powering the energy transition. Role of agriculture and carbon capture in the transition. Community-based battery storage. Energy business landscape. Mobilizing capital for a resilient world. Operational flood forecasting. Digital revolution for sustainable development. Visualization of information on climate and climate change. Health impacts of extreme heat. Find out about these and more online events of the week!
11 May, 9:30 – 10:15 AM CEST
“The Green Transition at the heart of the EU Recovery Fund” (by Euractiv)
EU leaders have tasked the European Commission with drafting a trillion-euro recovery fund to restart the economy after the coronavirus crisis. Commission President has since pledged to put the green and digital transitions at the heart of the EU recovery fund, which will be part of a revised EU budget proposal for the next seven years (2021-2027). But questions remain over the size of the new fund and the policy areas that will be financed under the plan. There are also mounting concerns over the trillions of euros in state aid that are being disbursed to prevent companies going bankrupt, with some EU countries placing green conditions to financial assistance. Join this online energy policy discussion to explore these topics with our high-level speakers.
11 May, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CEST and 4:00 – 5:30 PM CEST
“Sustainability & finance sector: mobilizing capital for a resilient world” (by World Business Council for Sustainable Development)
The financial market is fluctuating amid the Coronavirus crisis and may bring a “bad recession” and elements of financial strain similar to the 2008 downturn. Meanwhile, publicly traded WBCSD member companies are outperforming the market, even in today’s bearish environment. Have you noticed that ESG (environmental, social, and governance) stocks and sustainable funds are gaining in popularity? Join the conversation about how companies can leverage sustainable finance and investment to build better resilience. Focus will be on the ESG out-performance and implications, investor communications in the face of COVID-19, and several relevant tools and applications that can be utilized as sustainability champions.
11 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST (8:00 AM EST)
“Green Bonds for Green Buildings” (by Climate Bonds Initiative)
Join the webinar to learn how IFC is helping investors to tap into the $24.7 trillion investment opportunity for green buildings. IFC leveraged lessons learned from its $5.5 billion investments in green buildings to develop a blueprint for financiers on how to accelerate their own sustainable finance programs through green construction finance, mortgages and leases. The webinar will focus on how banks, funds and corporations have realized the investment potential for green buildings through green bonds while integrating IFC’s EDGE green building certification.
11 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Hydrogen: Greening the Gas Grid” (by Green Power Global)
How can the hydrogen industry use this existing key strategic infrastructure to scale? What extent of the gas network is already hydrogen proof? What needs to be done to future proof a gas network? What technology needs to be deployed? What are the costs and the opportunities in hydrogen proofing the infrastructure? What would be a likely rollout to upgrade infrastructure?
11 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Energy productivity and worker wellbeing in corporate offices and retail spaces” (by EP100, The Climate Group, World Green Building Council)
Improving the energy efficiency of a building can result in gains in worker productivity in addition to generating energy and cost savings. Just a 1% improvement in staff productivity can equate to savings of millions of pounds for a business. This webinar will feature insight from leading built environment consultants who have created a tool that quantifies how indoor environmental quality (temperature, CO2 levels and daylight) supports occupant productivity and wellbeing. There will also be presentations on how smart connected lighting can improve workplace efficiency and improve staff wellbeing.
11 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (3:00 PM EST)
“100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative” (by Clean Energy States Alliance)
This webinar will provide an overview of the goals and activities that 14 US states plus the District of Columbia have undertaken to achieve 100% clean electricity. Representative of the California Energy Commission will discuss California’s 100% clean energy goal, how other states could benefit by adopting a similar goal, and what steps California has been taking towards achieving this goal. Representative of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority will discuss the New York perspective on its 100% clean energy goal and describe the steps it has taken to implement it. You will also discover other states’ clean energy goals and find out about a multi-state initiative, the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative.
12 May, 10:00 – 10:30 AM CEST
“Oceans powering the energy transition: Progress through innovative business models and revenue support” (by IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe)
This webinar will discuss the role of oceans as a sustainable resource supporting the global energy transition. The webinar will present the status of ocean energy technologies and the needed actions to reach wide commercialization. The webinar will also shed light on promising revenue support mechanisms and innovative business models, e.g: hybrid technologies and coupling sectors, tailored to country context.
12 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“The Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Efficiency Market” (by Clean Energy Business Council)
Join energy efficiency experts to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the energy efficiency market. Webinar speakers from the International Energy Agency, Dubai Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for Water and Electricity, Smart Automation Energy.
12 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Speeding up the energy transition in Korea” (by Agora Energiewende)
South Korea’s energy system and its energy policy are undergoing a profound transformation. South Korea traditionally relies on fuel imports. Around 40 percent of the total electricity is produced from coal and 30 percent from nuclear. But, despite its land constraints, the country is currently redefining its long-term energy plan, becoming the first country in the region proposing the ‘Green New Deal’ and net-zero emissions target in 2050. In the webinar experts will present findings from a study ‘Speeding up energy transition in Korea’ and discuss the latest energy policy development in the country.
12 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“Climate Change – A 2020 Perspective: Addressing climate change in environmental impact assessment” (by Society for the Environment)
This event is a part of webinar series where environmentalists from across sectors and disciplines provide their perspectives of climate change within their specialisms. The talk will begin with a brief overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and of the European Union’s rationale for including climate change in the 2017 updated EIA Directive. The new requirements to address both climate change mitigation and adaptation in EIA will be discussed, with reference to available guidance and to recent project examples. The talk will conclude by considering good practice pointers and key challenges going forward.
12 May, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“LIFE Climate Change Adaptation” (by European Commission)
Some degree of climate change is inevitable – and is happening right now. Climate change adaptation is therefore vital to lower the risks associated with the warming of our planet. The European Commission’s LIFE Programme funds many projects that develop innovations for adapting to climate change. This webinar will: outline the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change; highlight call priorities and topics of significant interest; provide references for further information; share best practices from current LIFE projects on climate change adaptation.
12 May, 2:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Adapting to extremes: exploring the challenges of the new decade” (by PLACARD)
This virtual event will take stock of current collaboration between climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR), showcasing success stories and diving into what is not going so well. It will feature interactive activities, discussion breakout rooms and will encourage participants to actively engage in the exchange.
12 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM BST)
“The pedagogy of the catastrophes and intergenerational justice” (by University College London)
The pace of change brought by COVID-19 in the lives of most people in the world is unprecedented and already taught us that, when needed, people can change their behaviours, something that many doubted in the relation to the climate and ecological crisis just few months ago. We need collective pedagogies and thought leadership to imagine and built new better futures…
12 May, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Sustainability after COVID-19: Can the global Green New Deal movement survive the pandemic?” (by Green Growth Knowledge Partnership and German Development Institute)
Are there trade-offs or synergies between financing economic recovery and transitioning towards sustainability? Which areas, sectors or activities should be prioritized in a Green New Deal, given the economic crisis and competing claims? What could a Green Deal look like in a developing country context?
12 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“C&I Energy Procurement: Reaching 100% Renewable and Beyond” (by Green Power Global)
Many corporations are already celebrating their transition to 100% renewable energy, while others are struggling to find solutions that cover their final 10%. Even the most advanced corporate buyers must continually review how to optimise their energy transition policies. How can they ensure their supply chains consume clean energy? What value can be gained from effectively communicate renewables’ strategies to customers?
12 May, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM CDT)
“Artificial Intelligence for Grid Decarbonization” (by Pecan Street)
Join the discussion of how AI can be used to make more informed decisions at the generation level, what are current industry efforts to deploy AI for decarbonization and which role AI can play in optimizing renewable generation sources for a cleaner grid.
12 May, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (1:00 PM EST)
“Climate Change and Economic Recovery in a Post-COVID World” (by Blockchain Research Institute)
Join the webinar to explore whether addressing climate change sustainable development goal 13 head-on and collaborating on build-out of green infrastructure can help with global economic recovery. The discussion will be around how COVID-19 might affect climate change going forward, and economic recovery following the pandemic.
12 May, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“The emerging need for improved power quality” (by ABB North America)
Power quality is a major concern for anyone involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of power, as well as for many industrial and commercial customers. From the influx of renewable on to the grid to the increasing demand for reactive power compensation to network surge sensitivity in data centers, billions of dollars in revenue are lost each year as a result of power quality issues that cause hours of downtime, lost productivity and the need to repair or replace equipment prematurely leading to higher energy bills. The webinar dives into what power quality is and why it matters, what challenges it poses to utility, renewable and industrial applications, as well as ways to improve reliability and availability of power in the supply network, ensure energy efficiency and help lower the impact on environment.
12 May, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“Demand Response as a Fundamental Pillar in the ‘Energy-as-a-Service’ Transition” (by Centrica Business Solutions)
The utility industry is raising the bar to combat climate change and enable an energy transition in line with the expectations of society going forward, including a modernized grid, more electrified transportation and cleaner and smarter cities powered by distributed energy resources. Join to hear about the ways for retailers and energy providers to build a business case for cutting-edge demand side management, including customer acquisition and retention, streamlined procurement and implementation and best-in-class measurement and verification.
12 May, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“The Anatomy of a Microgrid – The Pros and Cons of AC and DC Coupling” (by Solar Power Events)
Microgrids can offer distinct advantages to consumers and utilities. Improved efficiency, reduction of consumption, reduced environmental impact, improvement of reliability of supply. Additional network operational benefits can include loss reduction, congestion relief, voltage & frequency control, and more cost-effective equipment replacement. How their elements are electrically coupled can make a big difference and is particularly true when the system includes batteries. Join to hear from noted utility and private industry experts, as well as thought leaders on how and we can begin making the future happen today.
12 May, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM Pacific Time)
“Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii” (by Clean Coalition)
With high solar adoption, Australia and Hawaii have experienced serious grid saturation issues. Both locations are using curtailment to manage voltage volatility and distributed energy resources (DER) saturation, resulting in limits to the size of solar+storage installations. As DER saturation increases around the world, we can learn valuable lessons from Australia and Hawaii.
12 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM Pacific Time)
“This Changes Everything – Sustainability Science in a Post-COVID-19 World” (by Earth Leadership Program)
Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are reverberating around the globe. The novel coronavirus outbreak has revealed major gaps between the realm of sustainability science—a field encompassing a variety of disciplines that study the interactions between natural and social systems—and policy makers. Join to explore how scientists can help overcome these gaps, as well as the surprising ways the ongoing crisis is affecting other sustainability issues. The conversation will also touch on the ways ongoing recovery packages can be leveraged to accelerate sustainability transformations.
13 May, 4:00 – 5:00 AM CEST (12:00 PM Australian time)
“Developments in community-based battery storage” (by Energy Change Institute of the Australian National University)
In this webinar experts will explore the exciting developments in community-based battery storage.
13 May, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CEST and 4:30 PM CEST
“Offshore wind market update” (by Rystad Energy)
Update on the outlook for the offshore wind market. Latest trends and opportunities for the supply industry. How will COVID-19 impact offshore wind activity in the short-, medium- and long term? Will lower oil prices lead to reduced offshore wind investments? Join the webinar for a market update and discussion on how a global pandemic and a lower oil price will impact the future of the offshore wind industry.
13 May, 9:30 – 10:30 AM CEST
“Decarbonisation of LNG – Expanding the pathway for clean energy sources in Europe?” (by Euractiv)
Join this online debate to discuss how LNG developers are scaling up technologies and bringing down costs to allow fuels like hydrogen to be imported in Europe over the longer term and help it on a path to fulfil its potential as a widely-used clean energy solution. The EU LNG import terminals currently import LNG that consists of methane of fossil origin. LNG produces lower CO2 emissions than most fossil fuels and has a low level of methane leakages in the long term. However, they need to demonstrate their potential for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and break the public perception for their exclusive use for the traditional fossil fuel.
13 May, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST and 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Roadmap Towards COP26” (by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability)
Head of ICLEI Global Advocacy orients local governments and municipal authorities on the important issues of multilevel governance and where we are in the global climate negotiations.
13 May, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST
“Operational Flood Forecasting” (by UNEP-DHI Centre on Water and Environment)
Severe flooding in 2019-2020 caused widespread social, environmental and economic problems in many areas of the world. Increasingly severe weather conditions are expected to present major future challenges and require effective flood early warning and forecasting systems and mitigation measures. During this webinar you will gain insight into the operation of a national flood forecasting system and how to extend a flood forecasting system to include real time control of reservoirs for flood mitigation. You will also get to know the approach of developing a flood Early Warning System in Denmark using DHI’s cutting edge software.
13 May, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CEST and 4:00 – 5:30 PM CEST
“Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) learnings & next steps” (by World Business Council for Sustainable Development)
To bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial decision-making, climate disclosure must become comprehensive, climate risk management must be transformed, and investing for a 1.5 degree world must go mainstream. The private sector has made rapid progress on reporting and risk management, but more is required. Over the next few years companies must increase the quantity and quality of disclosures, refine disclosure metrics to determine which ones are most decision-useful, spread knowledge on how to assess strategic resilience and risk. Join to consider key learnings and insights from TCFD Preparer Forums, and outline potential next steps for leading businesses.
13 May, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Trends in Global Climate Litigation” (by Carbon & Climate Law Review)
Courtrooms have become an important venue in recent years in the global fight against climate change. As civil society and affected communities increasingly seek to hold governments, corporations and investors to account for the climate crisis, important legal and policy questions remain to be addressed. Join the webinar where experts will unravel some of these questions and discuss future developments related to compliance and climate litigation.
13 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“The Future of Land Cover, Land Management and Climate Change” (by Climate Analytics)
Featuring leading scientists and specialist practitioners, this event within Climate Analytics’ webinar series will explore how different Land Cover and Land Management options can help attain climate mitigation and adaptation objectives, and the trade-offs and synergies involved for other sustainability objectives. These webinar seeks to advance understanding and start a conversation about the general current and future issues regarding land use, as well as forest and agricultural management among the general public, students, researchers and practitioners working on the issue.
13 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage” (by Global CCS Institute)
The Global CCS Institute is publishing its upcoming report on the value of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The paper aims to inform discussions on the value of this set of technologies by providing an overview of recent analyses published on the topic, this completed by insights and assessments by experts from the Institute. During this webinar, the authors of the report will present the major benefits of the large-scale investment and deployment of CCS and provide an overview of existing evidence related to the value of CCS covering a wide range of elements related to this.
13 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Air source heat pumps & nZEB compliance” (by Irish Green Building Council)
Heat Pumps are an innovative renewable energy solution for heating new homes. How do air source heat pumps work? How do heat pumps reduce energy consumption? How do heat pumps meet nZEB requirements? This event is a part of Green Homes Solutions webinar series. The aim is to help you discover a range of services, technologies and materials that can assist in creating high quality, energy efficient, green homes.
13 May, 2:30 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Powering Humanitarian Health Operations: Sustainable Energy Solutions” (by Red Cross, Energypedia, United Nations Institute for Training and Research and Global Plan of Action)
This webinar will shed light on why access to reliable energy is pertinent for powering health facilities in humanitarian settings, especially in the current COVID context. Presentations from Sustainable Energy for ALL and Médecins Sans Frontières will discuss the importance and options for achieving reliable energy access along with an example of renewable energy system implementation in health clinics. A renewable energy system specialist will then provide practical guidance for enabling reliable energy supply to build the resilience of health systems.
13 May, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Innovation in Energy Technology” (by Cambridge University Energy Network)
First webinar within this year’s online web series “New Energy Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges”. The event will bring together leading energy professionals, key influencers and students to discuss the progress the industry has made toward transitioning to low carbon sources of energy and the actions that are required to progress further.
13 May, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Urban Home Ventilation: Ventilation requirements, trends and thermal comfort” (by Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, Oslo Metropolitan University and SINTEF Community)
Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?
13 May, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Formulating long-term, climate-resilient development strategies for agriculture” (by Africa LEDS Partnership)
This webinar will introduce participants to the programme established by the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support together with its partners, to support four countries (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia) to formulate agricultural long-term strategy (LTS), updating of agricultural component of NDCs. A guideline will be developed to help countries in aligning LTS and successive NDCs.
13 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Market update: what’s the current state of play in developing sustainable MaaS?” (by Intelligent Transport)
In this webinar experts from a range of European, international and North American organisations detail how various cities, regions and countries are progressing with MaaS (mobility as a service) concepts.
13 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EDT)
“A Just Transition for a Post-Coronavirus World: Promoting Livelihoods and Job Security” (by the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy)
This webinar aims to discuss the issue of worker livelihoods through the lens of “Just Transition,” a framework which has been used in the field of environmental and energy policy to understand how to manage the transition away from fossil fuels in a way that does not adversely impact the welfare of those who rely upon fossil fuel industries for their livelihoods.
13 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Getting to a 2020s Global Green Breakthrough” (by Dual Citizen LLC)
In this meeting, Dual Citizen will review results from a recent survey that asked a database of green economy experts to assess how policy, markets, and people can align to realize a green breakthrough in the 2020s, as well as what we can learn from the successes and challenges of the 2010s. How did survey respondents assess the most effective approaches to accelerating progress in the 2020s from the point of view of governments, the private sector and citizen organizing? How will these assessments from our survey be impacted by Covid 19-linked stimulus programs and growing global momentum for Green New Deal legislation? Find out in the webinar.
13 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“A Global Green New Deal” (by Transnational Institute)
How do we ensure that the economic response to COVID-19 also addresses existing crises, most of all the unfolding climate crisis? How do we build a truly Global Green New Deal that delivers transformation and justice especially in the Global South? This webinar will feature leading international activists and thinkers, bringing fresh new perspectives on how to embed just transition into our response to the coronavirus pandemic.
13 May, 4:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“The underestimated impact of fossil gas on global warming: The important role of Germany as the EU’s largest gas market” (by Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Deutsche Umwelthilfe and Food & Water Action Europe)
The impact of methane leakages from oil and gas production on our climate has been underestimated. Assessing them correctly is crucial when deciding on the role of fossil gas in our future energy system. This web conference will provide the best available scientific information as well as room for debate and exchange on the global warming potential of fossil gas and necessary steps in light of climate targets and energy transition plans. Simultaneous interpretation (German/English) will be provided for this event.
13 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“The Limits of Offshore Wind and Hydrogen Production” (by Mission Hydrogen, Agora Energiewende, Technical University of Denmark and Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry)
How scalable is electricity production from offshore wind? Where are the limits? Does this affect plans to generate green hydrogen directly? Offshore wind energy promises to reach 4,000 full-load hours or more. It is a great match for green hydrogen production, as electrolysers need to be operated as many hours per year as possible. A new study commissioned by Agora Energiewende has analysed offshore wind expansion scenarios for Germany and scrutinized the assumption of 4,000 full-load hours. Join the webinar to find out more.
13 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM EST)
“Energy Innovation: Innovations in Critical Low Carbon Technologies” (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative)
The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition toward a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is with forward-looking collaborations in technology development and innovation.Join the webinar to hear and discuss with the experts to better navigate these difficult times for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future after the current crisis.
13 May, 5:15 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development” (by ETH Zürich)
This event is a part of Sustainable Development Goals Public Lecture Series aiming to answer the question: what are the major challenges and chances related to sustainability? The United Nations Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs provide an opportunity for the international community to shape the course of sustainable development. Join to gain insights from cutting edge science and leading societal actors.
13 May, 6:30 – 8:30 PM CEST (5:30 PM BST)
“Beginner’s Guide To Retrofit” (by Crabon Co-op)
What do we mean when we talk about energy efficiency and retrofit? In this short, beginners guide webinar we explore basic ideas and concepts, helping you get to grips with how you might reduce energy bills, improve your property and make your home a little bit greener.
13 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (3:00 PM EST)
“Natural Climate Solutions: The Role of Agriculture and Carbon Capture in the Transition” (by ClimateXChange)
Just as carbon pollution pricing can serve as a market signal for businesses and individuals to choose cleaner energy, agricultural incentives can promote regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration through land and crop management. Join for the webinar to explore how agriculture can be a key part of climate change mitigation, and how we can harness the power of nature to achieve critical climate goals.
13 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM Pacific Time)
“Climate Justice 101” (by Sierra Club BC)
You’ve probably heard the term climate justice thrown around, but what does it really mean? In this webinar, Sierra Club BC campaigners will explore how economic, social and climate justice overlap — and how protecting ecosystems is critical to the whole equation. Join this conversation to discuss the unequal economic system that lies at the heart of the climate and ecological crisis, and its effects on our lives.
14 May, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Enabling Framework Conditions, Financing and Business Models for District Heating and Cooling” (by IRENA and Aalborg University)
This webinar will present the governance aspects affecting renewable-based district energy systems. These include regulations governing energy resource extraction and utilisation, construction and renovation of buildings, and pricing of the energy for space heating. It will also present financing strategies and options as well as appropriate business models for profitability.
14 May, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Gas Goes Green Advisory Group” (by Energy Networks Association)
Energy Networks Association (UK) recently launched the Gas Goes Green programme, which will deliver the world’s first zero carbon gas grid. Delivering the net-zero vision will involve participation from engineers, policy makers, regulators, the energy industry and consumers. The programme brings together the engineering expertise of all five of Britain’s gas network companies with the wider energy industry, policymakers, and academics, it will make the changes needed to move Britain’s gas network infrastructure from delivering natural gas to hydrogen and biomethane. The Association seeks expressions of interest to join the Advisory Group to inform the programme and help to continue making progress on deliverables.
14 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Solar Heat for Commercial and Industrial Applications: Industry Update & Impact of COVID-19” (by ATA Insights)
During the webinar speakers will discuss how the industrial solar heat market developed in several regions in 2019 and in what way the current pandemic will most likely affect its short- and mid-term prospects.
14 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Climate change and clean energy in light of Covid-19 and oil price developments” (by EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network)
How has the covid-19 crisis affected action on climate change and clean energy? What impact will the low oil price have on climate change action, energy transition and economic diversification? What are the opportunities to develop green economic stimulus packages? This discussion will explore current thinking amongst the EU and GCC regions on these topics and how they can be better prepared for the future.
14 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Wind power and renewable energy policies – What is best to reach 100% renewable energy globally?” (by Energy Watch Group and World Wind Energy Association)
The webinar will discuss which policies are effective and efficient in order to achieve the urgently needed, rapid switch towards renewable energy. Experts will present experience with different regulatory support schemes from the regional, national and global perspective, in particular taking into account the importance of maximising benefits and participation for as many as possible.
14 May, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Climate emergency: Decarbonisation of transport challenges & opportunities” (by Smart Transport, ABB and Centrica)
The climate emergency – what now? How is London tackling air quality? Infrastructure for the electrification of larger bus fleets. Doubling of demand: Preparing for the mass-electrification of transport. The next societal revolution – unlocked by connected and automated transport.
14 May, 12:30 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Climate impacts on labor productivity and energy” (by COACCH)
The webinar will provide insights from the COACCH project: Co-designing the assessment of climate change costs. The final objective of COACCH is to produce an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe that can be accessed directly for the different needs of end users from the research, business, investment, and the policy making community. This objective is pursued by working with end users and developing an innovative science-practice and integrated approach of co-design of knowledge and co-delivery of outcomes with stakeholders. Webinar speakers from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Global Climate Forum, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
14 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST or 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST
“Mastering En-ROADS: How to Understand the Simulator and Facilitate the En-ROADS Game or Workshop” (by Climate Interactive)
In 8 sessions, starting from 14 May, learn about the ground-breaking En-ROADS simulation model and the accompanying group learning experiences: the En-ROADS Climate Workshop and the Climate Action Simulation. Beyond this, this course will be a training to become an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador. This course is comprised of seven unique lessons which will fine-tune your facilitation skills so that you can bring climate action and meaningful change to your workplace, classroom, community, and beyond as an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador.
14 May, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“Climate activism in the time of COVID-19” (by International Institute for Environment and Development)
The coronavirus pandemic has forced climate campaigners to reflect. With social distancing measures preventing protesters from taking to the streets, the movement is finding other ways to be heard. Join this online event to discuss how the climate movement has mobilised online and whether the long-term goals of activism will change as a result of this global shock.
14 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Visualization of information on climate and climate change” (by Climate Europe)
Climate change and its potential impact are difficult to communicate: it seems far away in time and space and the influence a single person has seems nihil. Besides, alarmistic messages tend to paralyze instead of resulting in actions. So how could we improve a safe landing of the climate change message to policymakers and decision makers, so they can base their decisions on the right information? Making use of visualizations can be highly effective. However, a wrong use of visualization, such as using again and again a starving polar bear, can be counterproductive. In this webinar two experts will show examples on the use of visualization in short presentations and we will discuss do’s and don’ts in visualization of climate information, good examples of visualization, etc.
14 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“The Clean Energy Package in a nutshell and implications for the Energy Community” (by Energy Community Secretariat)
In 2019, the EU completed a comprehensive update of its energy policy framework to facilitate the transition away from fossil fuels towards cleaner energy and to deliver on the EU’s Paris Agreement commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement on this new energy rulebook – called the Clean energy for all Europeans package – marked a significant step towards the implementation of the energy union strategy. The webinar will shed light on the new rules, which will bring considerable benefits from a consumer, environmental perspective economic perspectives. For the Energy Community Contracting Parties the Clean Energy Package together with the 2030 GHG emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy targets will be tabled for adoption by the European Commission in 2021.
14 May, 3:00 – 3:45 PM CEST
“How can the European Green Deal help deliver the 450 GW of offshore wind by 2050” (by WindEurope)
Europe wants to be climate neutral by 2050. The European Commission says that to achieve net-zero emissions up to 450 GW of offshore wind would be needed. How the European Green Deal could make this a reality? What are the key actions that policymakers should take? How is the industry preparing to deliver on this challenge? This Sofa Talk will discuss these questions and will bring the perspective of three leading players in offshore wind.
14 May, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Adapting energy policies to mitigate climate change” (by Cambridge University Energy Network)
Second webinar within this year’s online web series “New Energy Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges”. The event will bring together leading energy professionals, key influencers and students to discuss the progress the industry has made toward transitioning to low carbon sources of energy and the actions that are required to progress further.
14 May, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Covid-19, climate change and migration” (by Climate Outreach)
How does a city in lockdown deal with a sudden climate-driven disaster like a typhoon? The measures needed to cope with a sudden episode of displacement – such as mass emergency shelters – are exactly the opposite of those required to contain the spread of Covid-19. Join Alex Randall, who leads the work of Climate Outreach on the connections between climate change and migration, in a webinar in which he will be answering questions on how the coronavirus pandemic is colliding with current patterns of climate-linked migration and displacement.
14 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“COP26: A decade to deliver” (by Climate Action)
Join this live webinar presented by our expert panel of climate and environmental leaders to understand how we can still make 2020 a pivot year for climate action and COP26 the success it needs to be. Some of the questions that the webinar will address: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected climate and environmental diplomacy? What are the critical components that must be address for COP to be a success? What is the role of the private sector, NGO community, and Civil Society groups at COP? How can we maintain momentum throughout 2020 and what can organisations do this year to lay the foundations for more ambitious climate action?
14 May, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM EST)
“COVID-19: Climate Change and Energy” (by Balsillie School of International Affairs and Global Insights)
The Panel will examine the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the international climate change agenda. The expert panel will also discuss environmental justice and issues concerning the demand for new energy structures and cleaner technology. Featuring experts from University of Warwick, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Institute of Strategic Affairs.
14 May, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Reimagining Capitalism In A World On Fire” (by Entrepreneur)
We’re living in extraordinary times. Inequality is escalating, climate change continues to barrel towards us, and the pandemic has shut down the economy. Can entrepreneurs help? Tune into this webinar to find out why entrepreneurs are central to building a better world – and why there are million dollar businesses to be built along the way. This webinar will feature insights from Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson. She’s spent her entire career studying innovation and will give you both reason to hope and some concrete ideas as to how you can make a difference – while building a business at the same time.
14 May, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Decarbonizing the Oil and Gas Sector” (by Ceres)
With low-carbon transition presenting unique and potentially existential challenges to the oil and gas sector: How should the sector respond? Should they double down on business as usual and diversify into new energy or reorient around a managed decline? How can investors approach engagement with the sector given this uncertainty? How can we tell a robust decarbonization strategy from greenwashing? Is there room for this sector to be part of the solution? Іhould investors focus on getting it out of the way?
14 May, 6:30 – 8:00 PM CEST
“Health Impacts of Extreme Heat” (by Security and Sustainability Forum and Arizona State University)
Extreme heat is a hazard to human health and well-being. The health impacts of extreme heat are dependent on individual coping capacity, personal-to-city-level heat mitigation strategies, and access to cooling infrastructure, among other complex factors. Current and future conditions of extreme heat disproportionately impact communities that are already facing inequities. This webinar will address current research and applications on human health and extreme heat at the individual, community, and city levels and provide climate action guidance to city leaders, practitioners, and the public. Panelists will assess additional burdens and risks resulting from COVID-19.
14 May, 7:00 – 8:30 PM CEST
“Inspiration for Digital Activism” (by European Changemakers and 350.org)
Open session where you can learn how activist groups across Europe are taking their protests online and what tools they used to leverage people power in the times of Corona! This session is hosted in collaboration with the digital masterminds at 350 Europe.
14 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (3:00 PM EST)
“Solar + Storage + e-Mobility: Betting on the New Energy Trifecta” (by InterSolar North America)
Join the webinar that examines the past and projected performance of the residential solar, storage, and e-mobility markets. By taking a deep dive into four key findings, you’ll gain a better understanding of the emerging opportunities this new energy trifecta may bring. Presenters will also share the latest findings around how the coronavirus is impacting the power & renewables sector.
15 May, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST
“Learn to Love Nature: Frozen Worlds” (by WWF)
Join the webinar to explore the harshest, yet most insanely beautiful places on Earth – our polar regions.
15 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Finance for a strong and sustainable recovery” (by Royal Economic Society)
The COVID-19 crisis is already inflicting serious damage on both the UK and the global economy. This raises questions on the appropriate policies for a strong and sustainable recovery, contributing to global efforts to avoid a depression, and delivering on overarching governmental objectives, including reaching net-zero emissions and reducing inequalities across and within regions. Join the webinar discussing policies for a strong and sustainable recovery.
15 May, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Energy Business Landscape” (by Cambridge University Energy Network)
Third webinar within this year’s online web series “New Energy Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges”. The event will bring together leading energy professionals, key influencers and students to discuss the progress the industry has made toward transitioning to low carbon sources of energy and the actions that are required to progress further.
15 May, 3:00 PM – 16 May, 00:30 AM CEST (9:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST)
“Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals & the Law: International Legal Symposium” (by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law – CISDL)
As countries consider new policies and laws for post-pandemic recovery which can advance the global SDGs, informed dialogue among experts, academics and practitioners, building skills in rights-based approaches and engaging SDG-focused institutions, offers a key opportunity for learning and impact. The 2020 Online International Symposium on Human Rights, the SDGs & the Law convenes leading experts in human rights, the SDGs and related fields with emerging scholars to chart a way forward that bridges the gaps in research and practice.
15 May, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (1:00 PM EST)
“Sustainability in the Post-COVID Economy” (by Yale Center for Business and the Environment)
Will corporate sustainability play a larger role for businesses seeking to emerge and grow in the post-COVID economy? After the experience of massive disruption from the pandemic, other global risks, such as climate change, chronic water shortages, and loss of ecosystem services, should become mainstream concerns for corporate financial planning, and the value of human capital, equality, and community development become more central to financial success. Governments, which suddenly have a heavier hand on the “tiller of the market” as a result of massive stimulus payouts, may focus on priorities such as clean energy and green infrastructure as the means to spur economic growth. This panel discussion will explore these possibilities and what steps must be taken to ensure an intelligent recovery from this crisis.
15 May, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST
“Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources” (by Clean Energy States Alliance)
This will be the first 100% Clean Energy Collaborative webinar highlighting the findings and perspectives of leading analysts focused on achieving 100% clean energy in the US. Presenters will speak about research on deep decarbonization of the electricity sector and the portfolio of solutions needed to reach that goal at an affordable cost. Although wind, solar, and batteries will be star players in a 100% carbon-free electricity sector, reaching zero emissions cost-effectively will require completing the low-carbon team with one or more “firm” low-carbon resources…
15 May, 8:00 – 10:00 PM CEST
“Extractive Industries, COVID-19, and Sustainability” (by The Green Institute)
Natural resources are fundamental to economic growth. Extraction is the process by which these resources are harnessed, and extractive industries are the agents of this extraction. In an era where sustainability is more than a buzzword, how can we coalesce these seemingly contrasting themes to bring about our collective future of shared prosperity, equity, and environmental well-being…
15 May, 9:00 – 10:00 PM CEST (3:00 PM EST)
“Utilizing Solar Power in Communities Around the World” (by ClimateXChange)
This virtual events is a part of Friday webinar series that focuses on bringing you the stories of people committed to creating a livable and equitable future for life on this planet — those working every day to ensure we find ourselves on the other side of the climate crisis. This webinar features Eduardo Lopez, GivePower‘s Colombia Director.
16 May, 3:30 – 4:30 PM CEST (7:00 PM IST)
“Re-emerging green into a post-COVID India” (by India Climate Collaborative)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented global distress. Though climate change threatens even greater impacts, there is a risk that short-sighted economic recovery will be fueled primarily by fossil fuels. How do we maintain momentum on climate action during this challenging time? Can we reimagine growth to be equitable, resilient, and sustainable?