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IEA and DTF webinars to address climate issues

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International Energy Agency (IEA)

IEA Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology Kamel Ben Naceur will present the IEA’s four key messages for the upcoming UN climate negotiations during a webinar on 25 November. Building on extensive IEA analysis leading up to the Paris talks, Naceur will show how COP21 can shift the energy sector onto a low carbon path while supporting economic growth and providing energy to more people.

The webinar sets the stage for the many IEA actions and activities during the two weeks of negotiations on limiting global warming. The IEA is also assisting both member and non-member countries by providing data, modelling, and policy and technology analysis for COP21, which starts on 30 November.

The energy sector is critical to resolving the climate change challenge because it accounts for at least two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. IEA input for COP21 already includes a detailed World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change that listed four key pillars to a successful COP21, including five key policy measures that could achieve an early peak in global energy-related emissions. The IEA has also assessed the impact of countries’ climate pledges ahead of the talks, urging that they be the start of a ‘virtuous cycle’ of increasing ambition that is reviewed in five-year cycles to test the scope for further action. This month, the 29 member countries issued a statement at the IEA Ministerial meeting that called for a successful COP21 as part of the essential transformation of the world’s energy system.

The webinar will be accompanied by the release of an IEA brochure, ‘Energy Matters: How COP21 can shift the energy sector onto a low-carbon path that supports economic growth and energy access’, that details the four key messages. Also, the IEA this month published the 2015 edition of its annual CO2 Emissions from Fuel Consumption, offering highlights of the data as well as an excerpt that summarises recent trends.

The webinar will be held at 15.00 Paris time on 25 November 2015 is open to all interested parties. To register, please click here.

Diesel Technology Forum (DTF)

In advance of COP21, The Diesel Technology Forum will also host a webinar. The organisation will provide a framework for understanding current and future technology innovation and the wide range of issues and opportunities impacting diesel technology, and why and how clean diesel will be a key strategy for meeting global challenges of the future.

As leaders from around the world convene in Paris at the upcoming UN-COP21 they will be seeking solutions to feed a growing population, enhance economic development and opportunity, improve personal mobility, all while taking measurable steps toward lower greenhouse gas emissions and a more sustainable future.

Diesel engines have always been the workhorse of the global economy and today, diesel engines and fuel move the overwhelming majority of people and goods across the world. They are also the primary technology for building transportation and public infrastructure and the power behind most farm tractors and machines that help feed the world. Thanks to decades of innovation and continual refinement, diesel technology is recognised as an essential technology to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The webinar will be held at 10.00 US time on 24 November 2015. The event is free and will be presented in the English language, but requires pre-registration. For more information, please click here.

Adapted from press releases by Rosalie Starling

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