The new U.S. administration has significant international ambitions on climate change: rejoining the Paris Agreement, restoring U.S. credibility, persuading others to ramp up their own ambitions, and integrating climate change into foreign policy, national security and trade strategies. Practically, what does this mean for the business and investment community? Where are the tipping points when it coms to boosting domestic supply chains, meeting the challenge of China and achieving least-cost transformation? What should exporting industries expect from the administration in the face of EU plans for carbon border adjustments? What tools will the administration’s use to address these challenges? And should we expect anything concrete from the Leaders’ Summit, the G7, the G20, and COP26 discussions?
All trade agreements are domestic and so too are climate agreements. How does the U.S. hope to align its work on the international stage with it’s work at home? Is there an opportunity to forge a more bi-partisan U.S. position on climate change?
The European Union’s energy transition and it’s plans to remain competitive through industrial strategy, a green finance taxonomy and carbon border adjustments are increasingly significant for international trading partners. We hear from the individual responsible for leading on key aspects of this change.
Canada's minister of natural resources addresses the policy challenge of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in an economy endowed with fossil fuels.
Join this ministerial gathering to learn about the prospective plans and priorities for key countries in the region.
PV and storage are increasingly meeting peak demand in Texas and California. The new resources are reshaping daily power prices and may curb power price spikes. Coupled with recent power outages, the markets are unusually uncertain and dynamic. Can storage both shift PV supply to meet evening demand and offset extreme weather events? What will happen to prices as this infrastructure is built out? Might there be too much storage on the horizon? What is the future of gas in the power mix? Are regulators showing requisite flexibility and focused on welcoming new technologies and preventing costly outages?
Latin America has been one of the regions hit hardest by COVID. How is the region bouncing back? Auctions have slowed, but activity and innovation are proceeding in Chile, Colombia and Brazil. And corporate procurement has remained strong with offtake prices and volumes evolving. Electric vehicle sales are also growing rapidly – from buses to light-duty trucks. This session will discuss how the region is bouncing back and the bright points for investors.
Some regulators want to ban new natural gas connections. Others see the potential of blending hydrogen for domestic and district heating and even gas power plants. Others hope hydrogen will transform long haul trucking. Whatever happens economics, engineering and regulation will drive change in the U.S., Canadian, Caribbean and Chilean energy industry. In this session, we will consider how a future hydrogen economy might actually work, the milestones and signposts in its development and the potential investment opportunities on the way.
Meet three entrepreneurs that make up the next wave of climate investment opportunities in Latin America and are already channeling resources to sustainable development. These innovators are all graduates of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a public-private initiative that identifies, develops, and launches transformative finance instruments to address climate change. Lab instruments have mobilized over USD 2.4 billion in six years.
This session will be hosted on Zoom and is open to all. If you know already that you will attend do give us a heads-up by emailing Julio Lubianco Julio.Lubianco@cpiglobal.org - an idea of numbers and profile will help us prepare the structured networking - thank you!
And what will it mean for other industries if it does, or doesn’t?
How will the molecular fuel landscape evolve? Which chemical variants have a future and in which segments? In which applications might CCUS have a future without subsidy? The BNEF team debates the merit of each
New innovations are helping us understand our planet’s carbon cycle and enabling us to better monitor carbon sources and sinks. Innovation gaps include accurate detection and tracking of greenhouse gases, monitoring and managing the carbon systems within our seas, forests and lands, and technologies that can identify and predict planetary changes.
Pressed by customers, investors, policy makers and partners, corporate commitments on sustainability have taken on a new life in 2020, accelerating beyond the expectations of many. Significant new commitments have been made, and many corporates are now working through the hard yards of actual implementation. What ambition is feasible? What lessons have we seen from the early adopters? How will this differ for those now coming to the table? What is it that customers and investors are really looking for? What can executive teams do to give themselves the best chance of achieving the multiple goals?
The stimulus bill provided the biggest-ever package of fiscal incentives for offshore wind, and although current bottlenecks have to do with permits, not capital, we expect 23GW to be built by 2030. This, by itself, is a substantial investment opportunity. However, progress has also been made on transmission from Quebec to New York state, and coupled with ongoing limitations on natural gas supply, this poses important questions regarding the evolution of the $50 billion-a-year Northeast power markets. How will infrastructure investment evolve? Will new offshore capacity cannibalize its own prices? Will it eat into winter gas demand? What is the likely impact of new transmission capacity? How should investors and traders be positioning themselves to capitalize on these changes?
Just two years after the plastic waste crisis reimagined recycling, net-zero targets are asking the materials and chemicals sectors to think again. Bioplastics have a much lower carbon footprint than even recycled material, but also introduce complexity. Can they still be the silver bullet? What is the business opportunity in this segment? Are bioplastics purely an emissions play, or do they fit into a circular economy too?
Every year, BNEF runs a Pioneers program which identifies the most impactful and original technology innovations for advancing the low-carbon economy. In 2021, BNEF has identified three global net-zero challenges to focus on and awarded 10 Pioneers prize to innovators with scalable, impactful and equitable solutions to these challenges. Come meet them at this open round table and networking session.
Challenge 1: Managing and optimizing long-haul freight
Challenge 2: Advancing materials and techniques for sustainable products
Challenge 3: Monitoring and understanding our changing planet
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Regulated utilities are exploring means to decarbonize and adapt to changing demand and supply patterns. What new technologies are needed to fill the gaps on the supply side? Will utilities increase interconnection and collaboration? What changes are needed on the demand-side to reach higher levels of decarbonization? Coupled with the continued interest of international investors, these dynamics lead to an important time ahead for executives and strategists in these firms. In this session we will discuss the economic and regulatory undercurrents behind decarbonization for regulated utilities.
Energy private equity is moving rapidly to develop deal-making expertise in the energy transition space, while avoiding the pitfalls of VC-like investments. Where are the returns for these investors if not in utility-scale renewables? What stimulus measures and financial instruments will be important in the next three years? Will the shift to “energy transition” investments leave a gap in more conventional plays?
**Please access using passcode: 446486Join us in a conversation with entrepreneurs who have successfully brought their innovation to the industry. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities to work with a large corporation to deploy their technology on a pilot scale and build the pathway to commercialization.
Plug and Play has an in-house venture fund investing in around 150 early stage startups every year. They run 15 industry specific innovation platforms such as Energy, Sustainability, Mobility, Food, Materials, Agriculture and Construction. In the past few years, Plug and Play has grown to be an innovation platform with 500+ staff members, 55 accelerator programs and 500+ corporate partners spread across 35 locations globally (read the 2020 performance report here and get in touch at email@example.com for more info). The first cohort of the Energy program started in 2017 in Silicon Valley focusing on the world's energy and climate solutions.
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The far-reaching impacts of the COVID19 global pandemic over the last year, as well as recent extreme weather and related grid outages in Texas and California, have reaffirmed the need to increase the speed and scale of the energy transition to mitigate the impacts of climate change, protect human health and revitalize the U.S. economy. Achieving 100% delivered clean energy in the U.S. (and globally) as soon as technically and financially feasible would help address climate change and build a more competitive economy while increasing high-quality jobs. To make certain that this transition is equitable and affordable across society, there will need to be policies in place that ensure a fair distribution of both the costs and benefits of the clean energy transition. With the equity lens in mind, this session will dive into a recently published report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, which outlines critical near-term actions for the first decade of the clean energy transition, focusing on the socioeconomic dimensions and the role of the private and public sectors in financing a just, equitable clean energy future.
This session is invitation-only, please contact Rob Glen if you wish to attend email@example.com
The transition to a low-carbon economy has provided opportunities and challenges for both corporations and the general public worldwide. On the panel we will discuss how this changing landscape affects both African American and BIPOC communities across the United States and whose voices are needed to drive much needed reform. From improving diversity hiring, to creating workforce development strategies in the clean energy sector, we’ll tackle these issues and more.
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We’re re-emerging from a year of major challenges from a public health and economic point of view. As the clouds clear, we're faced with unprecedented opportunity to leverage what we’ve learned from COVID-19 to meet the moment and urgency of the climate crisis. However, as corporations rethink business in the “new abnormal” through the lens of sustainability and resilience, they can lack botht he right strategy and pathway to action.
During this roundtable, share where you are on your sustainability journey with experts. Discuss strategies to achieve sustainability ambitions and learn how companies have successfully taken leadership on climate action. Devise clear, actionable steps you can take to help you advance your program and build resilience within your organization.
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Buildings will play an essential role in deep decarbonization. PV and battery costs have come down significantly, enabling more commercial and industrial segments to pursue distributed generation solutions for their facilities. Increasingly, customers are demanding on-site, clean and resilient solutions, while recognizing the upcoming need for EV charging infrastructure. What options do corporations have for their sites? Can they play an even bigger role in supporting the grid and broader power system? Would that bring additional revenue potential? This session will focus on the opportunities in the growth of building-level energy systems. We'll discuss recent growth trends in the market and practical insights into suitability,economics and execution.
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One of our greatest collective challenges and opportunities is meeting the world’s growing needs for cleaner energy. Hydrogen will play a significant role in decarbonization and sustainable transportation, with projects like NEOM representing a massive transformation in how the world achieves its energy for mobility ambitions. While the NEOM project is truly world-changing in size and scope, many more projects will be required to support the significant demand growth. How can we harness our collective expertise to deliver high-impact solutions that move us all toward a cleaner energy future?
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Despite the growing popularity of remote work, the need for business travel is unwavering. For many businesses, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from corporate travel is a big, yet challenging part of climate plans - especially when it comes to air travel.During this round table, experts from American Airlines and Neste will share how Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) enables businesses to achieve their climate goals faster by meaningfully addressing Scope 3 emissions. In fact, leading companies such as Deloitte and Microsoft are already working with airlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from corporate air travel - thanks to SAF.
This session is invitation-only, please contact Brent Smelter if you wish to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric passenger and commercial vehicle orders are on the rise as batteries become cheaper, charging infrastructure becomes more commonplace and policy ambitions ratchet up. Activity in the power sector is also expanding beyond wind and solar, to include flexible resources such as energy storage. Economy-wide decarbonisation requires an acceleration of uptake and coordination across these sectors. Join us to hear from three Quebec-born companies who are changing the landscape in electric transportation, energy storage and power system design. We will also hear how investors are eyeing this growing opportunity.
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Join us for a panel discussion on the spectacular growth of the sustainable debt market – up 29% in 2020 (over 2019), despite the global pandemic – and how to ensure continued growth post-pandemic. We will hear from two experts in the field, Steven Nichols, Head of ESG Capital Markets, Americas, and Divya Bendre, Vice President, ESG Capital Markets both from Bank of America Securities. The pair will share insights from helping clients raise over $40 billion in ESG-themed capital in 2020 including some of the most innovative transactions globally such as the first ever Sustainability-Linked Bond.
This session will be hosted on WebEx and is invitation only. Please contact Winsor Lee if you wish to attend firstname.lastname@example.org.
As electrification reaches new areas of road transport, from transit buses to drayage trucks, the value chain continues to grow in complexity. This poses major challenges for fleet operators, but also raises questions around centralized charging infrastructure and the impact of these electricity loads on distribution infrastructure for grid operators. This session will consider these issues and discuss the opportunities for technologies to address them and reduce grid infrastructure costs.
This session will be hosted on Zoom and is open to all. If you know already that you will attend do give us a heads-up by emailing Winsor Lee email@example.com- an idea of numbers and profile will help us prepare - thank you!