Road to COP26—exploring energy transition to clean power

Road to COP26—exploring energy transition to clean power

Will the government's plans to transition to clean energy help the UK reach its emission reduction targets fast enough? What are the challenges in transitioning to clean energy, and how can global collaboration help? 

 

The UK government has pledged to show Climate Leadership in its role as host of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), including by taking steps to ensure the achievement of the UK's legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. One of its key commitments is in transitioning to clean energy, which forms a significant challenge given its scale, the need for new technological advancements some of which are not yet viable, and the short supply of people with the right skill sets to drive the transition forward.

In the latest instalment in our series of News Analysis preceding COP26, Michelle T Davies, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, considers the focus on rapid and just energy transition to clean power, the possible areas for collaboration between countries within energy transition and the impact COP26 is likely to have on the energy and natural resources industries. 

Read the full article here: Road to COP26—exploring energy transition to clean power.

 

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