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Summary of EEIST’s COP27 event at the UK Pavilion

tweetSimon Sharpe, Policy Impact lead on the EEIST project presented the latest report 10 principles for policymaking in the energy transition: lessons from experience at the UK pavilion at COP27 on November 11th

This event on How to replicate the world’s greatest successes in low-carbon transitions was live-streamed on the UK Government website. Download the event flyer.

The EEIST event was introduced by Stephanie Edwards, Climate Change expert and Head of Sectors at UK Presidency of COP26 Presidency.  Chris Skidmore MP then set the scene and highlighted the relevance of the project to the Breakthrough Agenda currently.  He is a passionate supporter of EEIST’s aims and achievements so far.  Simon Sharpe then presented the latest report, which launched at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum recently in September in Pittsburgh.

The report identifies ten principles of policymaking in the energy transition, and analyses the lessons learnt in the past, and some suggestions for the future.  By way of evidencing the findings, Simon introduced a panel of experts, who then drew examples from their own nations and how their experiences relate to the principles.  From China, Professor Wang Zhongying, The Director General of the Energy Research Institute shared China’s experience with Zero Emission Vehicles.

the panel at the cop27 eventIndia was represented by Vidhu Kapur from TERI (the Energy and Resources Institute) who presented the success with LEDs, and Subrata Chakrabarty from World Resources Institute discussed India’s experience with public procurement of electric buses.  Finally, Alistair Phillips-Davies from the UK Pavilion sponsor, SSE, shared his perspective with off shore wind both in the UK and internationally.  The event ended on a very positive note, and Simon thanked the panel and audience, hoping that they could go away with some ideas for policy approaches in the future.


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