Our ESG Webinar entitled ‘Decarbonising the global energy system and why it might happen faster than you think’ with Dr Matt Ives from the University of Oxford took place on Thursday 17 June 2021. This event was part of Marex’s ESG collaboration with the University of Oxford.
Dr Ives is part of the Oxford Martin Post-Carbon Transition Programme and author of the recent report ‘A new perspective on decarbonising the global energy system.’
Decarbonising the global energy system is a fascinating subject, with Dr Ives’ research suggesting that technology advances in renewables are constantly being under-estimated and there will be trigger point, when clean energy costs falls below products, such as coal. Such a scenario would make the transition to ‘net zero’ cheaper, faster and easier than is currently assumed.
In the session, we also got to hear from Professor Moritz Riede from the Oxford Department of Physics, who provided insights on emerging trends in renewable technologies.
If you have any questions about any of this subject matter, do contact Dr Guy Wolf.
Thank you to our Chair Carla Stent for introducing this great event.