Power and renewables

DNV at COP26

COP26 Glasgow

Explore how DNV will participate in COP26, held at Glasgow, UK

Key high level policy deliverables for COP26 discussions in their simplistic form will be:

  • To secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 within reach
  • To adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilize finance
  • Work together to deliver

The event is split into two activity zones: Blue and Green.

The Blue zone (Scottish Events Campus - SEC) is for related organizations, national delegations, media, or non-profit organizations registered with the UN. They will be participating and coordinating the official talks on the global response to the climate crisis.

The Green zone (Glasgow Science Centre) is open to public. This space will offer a wide range of events including workshops, talks, art exhibitions and musical performances.

DNV at COP26: Engaging on technology, finance, and policy

DNV is the world’s leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors. With our Energy Transition Outlook research, we provide our forecast of the most likely energy future and a possible pathway to a 1.5°C future, to help governments and industries navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally. We are here to help, to support the world in transitioning faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Please refer to the agenda below for a day-by-day overview of all the activities that DNV will be part of at COP26. 

See our dedicated page for our research, commentary and positions relating to COP26.

Events and other participation

In addition to the events mentioned below, Edwin Aalders, Senior Principal Scientist from DNV will attend the negotiations around Article 6 in week two under observer organization, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He will also contribute to activities in the Green Zone for the UN Global Compact. 

Key high level policy deliverables for COP26 discussions in their simplistic form will be:

  • To secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 within reach
  • To adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilize finance
  • Work together to deliver

The event is split into two activity zones: Blue and Green.

The Blue zone (Scottish Events Campus - SEC) is for related organizations, national delegations, media, or non-profit organizations registered with the UN. They will be participating and coordinating the official talks on the global response to the climate crisis.

The Green zone (Glasgow Science Centre) is open to public. This space will offer a wide range of events including workshops, talks, art exhibitions and musical performances.

DNV at COP26: Engaging on technology, finance, and policy

DNV is the world’s leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors. With our Energy Transition Outlook research, we provide our forecast of the most likely energy future and a possible pathway to a 1.5°C future, to help governments and industries navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally. We are here to help, to support the world in transitioning faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Please refer to the agenda below for a day-by-day overview of all the activities that DNV will be part of at COP26. 

See our dedicated page for our research, commentary and positions relating to COP26.

Events and other participation

In addition to the events mentioned below, Edwin Aalders, Senior Principal Scientist from DNV will attend the negotiations around Article 6 in week two under observer organization, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He will also contribute to activities in the Green Zone for the UN Global Compact. 

Agenda

26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

UK 

2 NOVEMBER

 

GWEC, Microsoft and Wood | Energy in Digitisation

The Wood House

Marking the second day of negotiations we welcome our members to join us for a breakfast hosted collaboratively with Wood House partners including Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants on the topic of digitisation in energy. Attendees in this workshop-style session will come together to share perspectives on the rapidly changing digital landscape in the energy sector, the new innovations that will transform the industry, and with delegates will explore how these companies see the future digital landscape of the energy sector.

Hosted by: Paula Fitzpatrick, VP Growth and Development at Wood

Speaker

Stefanie Bourne

Business Director - Renewable Energy Project Development at DNV

Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development at Wood

UK 

3 NOVEMBER

 

Road to COP26: The race to net zero

As businesses recognize the urgency to act on climate change, with many organizations already committed to helping to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy, there is a unique opportunity for the energy sector to forge ahead towards the 2050 target.

This session will focus on how the energy sector is evolving to play a leading role to a carbon neutral future, providing the solutions for our net zero ambitions, elevating existing energy systems to one that is cleaner and more sustainable, bringing new ways of thinking to address the challenge of climate change and how organizations are turning carbon ambition into carbon action.

Link to register: The EIC > Event Detail (the-eic.com).

Speaker

Lucy Craig

Senior Vice President and Director of Growth, Innovation and Digital, Energy Systems at DNV

Roundtable: How private and public capital must accelerate climate finance

Hosted by: Kristian Røkke, CEO, Aker Horizons

Speaker

Ditlev Engel

CEO, Energy Systems at DNV

Hari Vamadevan

Regional Director UK & Ireland, Energy Systems at DNV

 

4 NOVEMBER

 

Microsoft | Digitisation of the energy sector

Join Wood, Microsoft and DNV to discuss the role of technology in achieving net-zero.

Hosted by: Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development at Wood

Speaker

Erik Giercksky

United Nations Global Compact

Lucy Craig

Director of Growth, Innovation and Digital, Energy Systems at DNV

Antonio Pietri

CEO at AspenTech

Darren Martin

Group Chief Technology Officer at Wood

Jacky Wright

Chief Digital Officer at Wood

Accelerating the energy transition towards climate recovery

The Business Pavilion (Blue Zone)

With fossil fuels remaining the dominant share of global energy mix we need to accelerate ambitious actions required to accelerate a green, just and inclusive energy transition which is supported by the science. The session will showcase the ongoing work of WBCSD member companies to amplify the action imperatives detailed in our manifesto and confirm what is needed from policy makers and public: private actions to support:

  • Promoting mission critical actions required by business, finance and other players within the energy value chain to drive the uptake of green energy infrastructure and technologies
  • Highlighting the size of GHG reductions opportunities from ambitious actions to drop methane emissions deliver coal phase out.

Speaker

Ditlev Engel

CEO, Energy Systems at DNV

Green Hydrogen and Offshore wind

Energy day will begin with a session on green hydrogen and its compatibility with offshore wind. This clean molecule introduces another solution to decarbonise hard to abate sectors. Pioneers in this field will showcase the role this partnership will play in decarbonising key industrial sectors and analysts will discuss their predictions for the rise of green hydrogen

Speaker

Hari Vamadevan

Regional Director UK&I

Global Youth Energy Outlook Launch: Effectively partnering with youth on climate action

Science Show Theatre

The Global Youth Energy Outlook is the definitive tool at COP26 for understanding what today’s youth, 18 to 30 years old, want for the future of energy and climate. Student Energy has been working with a team of 12 youth Regional Coordinators worldwide over the past 18 months to develop a research methodology focused on doing a comprehensive study of our 30,000+ youth network’s ambitions on climate in their communities. The launch event will include an intergenerational programme where Student Energy’s Regional Coordinators will showcase key findings and regional insights from their research, as well as pathways for decision-makers to work collaboratively with youth on setting the agenda for achieving SDG 7.

Time for net zero are you in?

Blue Zone, Hall 5, GWEC Coalition

GWECs flagship wind event. The climate science and global outlooks are clear. Act now to enable a worldwide energy transition within this decade or face the intensifying risks and perils of a hotter world which will be unhabitable for much of humanity and the natural world. Join senior leader sin the renewables industry to hear about the role wind will play in net zero and the benefits it can deliver to the global economy

GE, MRP, DNV, SSE, SGRE, Vestas, Orsted, RES

Speaker

Ditlev Engel

CEO, Energy Systems at DNV

GWEC, Microsoft and Wood | Offshore wind and green hydrogen panel

The Wood House

This session will bring together Wood, GWEC and Microsoft to explore the role of wind and renewable hydrogen in decarbonising the wider economy.

Speaker

Sarah Kimpton

Vice President Energy Transition & Innovation Development at DNV

 

6 NOVEMBER

 

Shaping the future of shipping

All day event, program timing not yet published.

The conference will address key strategic issues in shipping’s rapidly evolving decarbonization journey and will showcase its efforts to decarbonize and deliver a sustainable and equitable future for the industry. The event presents a major opportunity to meet and discuss with government representatives, regulators and policymakers at the negotiations, and to seek the high-level political support needed to ensure progress of the industry’s decarbonization activities. You can find the full event programme here.

Learn more about DNV and the future of shipping here.

Speaker

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

CEO, Maritime at DNV

 

8 NOVEMBER

 

Examples to accommodate biodiversity in Nordic offshore wind projects

Nordic Pavilion

Can wind energy be part of an ecologically and socially sustainable development? In a green and just transition, all relevant stakeholders must be involved – local communities as well as nature. Examples from the Nordics and neighbours could show how offshore wind projects may support biodiversity and be supported by society.

Speaker

Marte Rusten

Principal Consultant, Energy Systems, DNV

Eirik Færøy Sæbø

Consultant, Energy Systems, DNV