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The WEF's Objectives:

  • Convene expert practitioners in climate risk and energy transition by invitation.
  • Share strategic information on the challenges and opportunities of decarbonisation policy, investment and innovation.
  • Inform political and corporate decisions in support of Net Zero goals and ambitions.

Operationally, the WEF functions like a small think tank delivering two complementary workstreams, to a network of 150 organisations in the UK and overseas. Established in 2004, the two WEF workstreams now comprise eight or more high level events by invitation per year:

> Climate Risk & Resilience Assessments

> Energy System Transition Assessments

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Reflections on COP27 and the key next steps to track during 2023
Alison Campbell, International Climate Negotiator, Cabinet Office 

Implications for the UK Government: priorities now for the UK’s carbon pathways
Chris Stark, CEO, Climate Change Committee

Sources of uncertainty in global warming projections, and the growing importance attribution
Dr. Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London

Corporate leaders in the spotlight – approaching a tipping point of their own?
Beverley Cornaby, Programme Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership

Environmental Risk Outlook 2023, and implications for politics, trade and investment
Dr. Richard Hewson, Director - Climate Risk, Verisk Maplecroft

The impact of climate change on global politics and human geography: How location increasingly shapes national perspectives and their strategic responses

Dr. Tim Clack, Director – Climate (in)Security Programme, Oxford University

Rebecca Nadin, Director of Global Risks and Resilience, Overseas Development Institute 

Managing deep uncertainty in the energy and climate space: the importance of collaboration
Michael Ruehle, Head, Climate and Energy Security Section, NATO

Future Events

Future Events

Jan 25, 2023

Annual post-COP Review of International Climate Risk, Resilience & Response – Implications for Geopolitics

Mar 1, 2023

UK Energy Security & Markets Winter Review – Assessing Key Challenges and Uncertainties Ahead

Apr 25, 2023

Climate Risks, Tipping Points & Financial Impacts – Issues & Interventions to Optimise Resilience

May 17, 2023

Global Issues in Nuclear New Build, Safety, Regulation & Insurance (NRI open) (international webinar)

May 25, 2023

UK Energy Industry Innovation, Transformation & Delivery: Progress on Energy Security and Net Zero

Jun 7, 2023

UK Energy Industry Innovation, Transformation & Delivery: Progress on Energy Security and Net Zero

Jul 13, 2023

UK Climate Risk Assessment & Energy Transition Status - Reviewing the Deliverability of Net Zero

Sep 28, 2023

Global Energy Transition Review – Progress, Risks & Implications for Political & Corporate Strategies and UNFCCC Climate Targets

Nov 2, 2023

UK Onshore Energy System Review – Security, Innovation & Net Zero Delivery

Nov 8, 2023

Frontiers in Nuclear Risk, Regulation & Insurance - No.5 (NRI closed) (international webinar)

Dec 7, 2023

UK Offshore Energy System Review - Integrating Oil & Gas with CCUS, Hydrogen & Renewables