Monitoring Energy Transition (Webinar)

7 March 2018

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Presentation—Patrick Criqui: Energy Transition Monitoring: Four Case Studies

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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Enerdata, hosted this webinar on the Enerdata Transition Monitoring (EnerTraM) tool and methodology, as well as analyses and case studies.

In the framework of the Paris Agreement, most countries in the world committed to reducing their greenhouse emissions. These commitments are now incorporated in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that indicate the targets for 2025–2030. This said, most studies consider that current NDCs are incompatible with the “below 2°C” target of the Paris Agreement.

Enerdata aims to identify two gaps: an “implementation gap” between the observed trends and the NDCs goals of energy and climate transition policies, and a “trajectory gap” between the NDCs and 2°C compatible trajectories. To do so, Enerdata combines relevant data from (1) the existing Enerdata international energy databases, (2) structured information on NDCs and national policies and (3) energy projections according to the EnerFuture country-level scenarios leveraging the POLES world energy model for 56 countries.

The webinar presented the EnerTraM tool, and methodology, as well as analyses and case studies on four countries that reflect diversity in terms of data availability, country status and decarbonisation policies: Mexico and Vietnam as emerging countries, Senegal as a developing country and France as an industrialized country.

Webinar presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.