Launch of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition

September 16, 2021 | 12:15 - 13:45 EDT
Decarbonizing the world energy system by mid-century to meet the 1.5° limit encouraged by the Paris Agreement requires comprehensive measures by all signatories to the Agreement. COP26 in November of this year represents a decisive opportunity to put nations on the path to decarbonization by 2050 as countries raise their ambitions in their nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies under the Paris Agreement. Engineers are key actors within this process, as they have the technical knowledge, skills, and expertise to plan and help implement an inclusive and sustainable pathway to decarbonization.
The Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) will be chaired by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and will engage important partners from the United Nations (UN), academia and business sectors. SDSN, in conjunction with UNIDO and several other UN agencies, will constitute a Steering Committee to oversee a global, high-level body of engineers and energy systems experts to contribute to the UN Secretary General’s Coalition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and to the UN generally on engineering pathways to achieve comprehensive decarbonization by mid-century. The work of the CEET will be undertaken by recognized global experts operating in their personal capacities and responding to requests for information and guidance by the UN. 
You are invited to join us for the launch alongside the UN General Assembly on September 16th.
Featured Speakers
Antonio Guterres
United Nations
Amina Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Director, UNFCCC
  • Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO
  • Jeffrey Sachs, President, SDSN
  • Tareq Emtairah, Director of the Department of Energy, UNIDO
  • Jessika Trancik, Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance
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