Expert viewpoints

My COP28 experience

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.

The energy transition is still at the starting blocks

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.

Expert viewpoints: Lucy Craig, Director of Growth, Innovation & Digitalization for Energy Systems at DNV

"Digitalization is the way in which we can achieve scale in all our processes."

Expert viewpoints: Geir Fuglerud, CEO, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV

"How do digital technologies play a role in optimizing and decarbonizing supply chains?"

Expert viewpoints: Hari Vamadevan, Regional Director, UK & Ireland for Energy Systems at DNV

"If we don't decarbonize oil and gas, there will be no net zero."

Expert viewpoints: Christopher Lilholm, Head of Global Key Customer Management, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV

"What is one of the biggest challenges for businesses when it comes to decarbonization?"

Expert viewpoints: Bente Pretlove, Programme Director for Ocean Space at DNV

"The relationship between the climate crisis and ocean health cannot be ignored."

Expert viewpoints: Sandeep Lele, Sustainability Manager, Middle East, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV

"How can a business make its supply chain more resilient?"

Expert viewpoints: Hari Vamadevan, Regional Director, UK & Ireland for Energy Systems at DNV

"One of the challenges for COP28 is they need to mind the gap."

Expert viewpoints: Anjana Sharma, Head of Sustainability Services India, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV

"How does the optimization and decarbonization of supply chains contribute to the performance of ESG performance?"

Expert viewpoints: Ditlev Engel, CEO, Energy Systems at DNV

"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."

Expert viewpoints: Caroline Kamerbeek, Vice President Marketing & Public Affairs, Energy Systems at DNV

"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."

Expert viewpoints: Sverre Alvik, Director, Energy Transition Outlook at DNV

"The energy transition going forward needs to move more than just the electricity forward."

Expert viewpoints: Markus Zeitzen, Nordic ESG Practice Lead, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV

"How can you ensure that your green claims aren’t perceived as greenwashing?"

Expert viewpoints: Al-Karim Govindji, Global Head of Public Affairs at DNV

"Priorities that I see for us over the next five years."