Opening by the Nordic Council of Ministers
Moderator: Ligia Noronha, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)
18:20 — 19:00 CET
What is the sustainable mix of low-carbon energy technologies to meet 2°C target?
Presentation of the “Green Energy Choices: The benefits, risks, and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production.” The report will be presented by Edgar Hertwich
, lead author of the report, expert member of the International Resource Panel and Professor at F&ES.
A Q&A session will follow
19:00 — 19:40 CET
How can sustainable management of natural resources contribute to combating climate change?
Presentation of The International Resource Panel: 10 Key Messages on Climate Change, by Janez Potočnik
, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel; Former European Commissioner for the Environment.
A Q&A session will follow.
19:40 — 19:45 CET
Closing remarks by Ligia Noronha
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Green Energy Choices: The benefits, risks, and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production
Rising energy demand and efforts to address climate change require a significant increase in low-carbon electricity generation. Yet, concern has been raised that rapid investment in some novel technologies could cause a new set of environmental problems.
The report of the International Resource Panel (IRP) Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity Production aims to support policy-makers in making informed decisions about energy technologies, supporting infrastructures and the optimal mix.
The International Resource Panel: 10 Key Messages on Climate Change
This note draws on the findings of the International Re-source Panel (IRP) to highlight 10 key policy-relevant mes-sages conveying that sustainable management of natural resources is essential to global efforts to combat climate change.
To download the reports as of 30 November please visit: www.unep.org/resourcepanel/