Following months of internal discussions, planning, preparation, engagement with pavilions and with customers, I arrived in Dubai with hope and anticipation of a solid set of engagements, particularly with the energy industry. The first days were energizing. I met with people from all over the world with the common agenda to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations through actions now that avert climate catastrophe. I spoke and moderated panels, I met our customers, I attended others’ events, and I oriented myself around the huge Expo2020 venue.
Global energy-related emissions are still climbing and are only likely to peak in 2024. This was not the plan. As the COP28 Presidency reminds us, at COP21 in 2015 in Paris, the world agreed to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2050. To achieve this requires us in the interim to reduce our emissions by 50% by 2030.
"Digitalization is the way in which we can achieve scale in all our processes."
"How do digital technologies play a role in optimizing and decarbonizing supply chains?"
"If we don't decarbonize oil and gas, there will be no net zero."
"What is one of the biggest challenges for businesses when it comes to decarbonization?"
"The relationship between the climate crisis and ocean health cannot be ignored."
"How can a business make its supply chain more resilient?"
"One of the challenges for COP28 is they need to mind the gap."
"How does the optimization and decarbonization of supply chains contribute to the performance of ESG performance?"
"One of the most important things that we have to address now in the energy transition, is how to industrialize and scale many of the solutions."
"I believe that changing the energy system towards a decarbonized future is the biggest change process ever. We need to win the hearts and minds of the people."
"The energy transition going forward needs to move more than just the electricity forward."
"How can you ensure that your green claims aren’t perceived as greenwashing?"
"Priorities that I see for us over the next five years."