COP26 opened its doors in Glasgow to fanfare and anticipation. One year on and the world and the energy industry has changed. In our weekly COP27 blog series DNV’s Head of Public Affairs, Al-Karim Govindji, will explore the progress made in the run-up to the event and the main challenges facing different markets. During COP27, we’ll be exploring the key themes and expected outcomes and post-event we’ll provide an analysis and take stock of where we go from here.

COP27 - We finally got an agreement, but not one that the planet can sustain

Massive flooding in Pakistan and Nigeria, wildfires in California, droughts in Somalia, heat waves across Africa, Europe, China and the USA: the devastations of climate change are mounting year-on-year and affecting more of us than ever before.

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COP27 is progressing over its two-week run, but is the energy transition?

With a combination of world leader presentations, climate negotiations, side events in the Blue and Green Zones, as well as several offsite workshops and summits, there have been literally thousands of sessions taking place.

The challenges to transition in the fossil-rich Middle East and North Africa

For the Middle East and North Africa, as one of the largest fossil-fuel based regions, moving away from oil and gas is not going to be easy. So what is the forecast for the region and how will it move from ambition to action?

Global and regional progress: What action can governments take to speed up the energy transition?

The need for a more diligent focus on “implementation” over “ambition” has never been greater, and the imperative for state actors never more critical.

The road to COP27: Shifting mindsets in a troubling world

COP26 saw agreements on important issues, but that sense of urgency has not been reflected since. So how will we shift mindsets as we approach COP27.

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