Raising global climate ambition in uncertain times with long-term energy scenarios

18th of September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:00

Event Overview

Long-term energy scenarios (LTES) and planning play a crucial role in the clean energy transition and are important tools for countries when raising global ambitions towards COP26 in Glasgow next year. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has caused a disruption to the global effort to tackle climate change, integrating long-term energy scenarios in energy planning can support short-term crisis responses from policymakers and financial institutions, while also increasing resilience, new jobs, energy security and environmental sustainability in the long term. It is therefore a vital tool in getting countries back on track to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

This open event aims to discuss how mid- and long-term energy scenarios (LTES) can aid policymakers to navigate through disruptive events and help guide short-term decision making. It will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and feature the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) campaign on “Long-term Energy Scenario for the Clean Energy Transition” (LTES Campaign)


Francesco La Camera
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Tomas Anker Christensen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Thorsten Herdan
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Nick Macaluso
Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Ged Davis
World Energy Council

Asami Miketa
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)



Asami Miketa, IRENA (Chair)


Opening Remarks
Includes PPT with 2 slides, Francesco La Camera, IRENA


Opening Remarks
Tomas Anker Christensen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark


Introduction to next session
Asami Miketa, IRENA (Chair)


Expert Insights
Thorsten Herdan, BMWi, Germany (Moderator)


Expert Insights
Nick Macaluso, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Canada


Expert Insights
Ged Davis, World Energy Council


Panel discussion
Moderated by Thorsten Herdan, BMWi
Nick Macaluso, Department of Environment and Climate Change
Ged Davis, World Energy Council


Closing remarks
Asami Miketa, IRENA (Chairman)