Past Event

The Path to Net-Zero: Outlook to a Decarbonized Energy Future

May 19, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

To meet the goals stated in the Paris climate agreement, the pace of change in the energy sector must accelerate markedly, and decarbonization must take on a greater sense of urgency. In this context, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the International Energy Agency is releasing (on May 18) an analysis exploring options to create a global net-zero energy economy by 2050.

The Center on Global Energy Policy will welcome Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, to present key findings from the Agency’s groundbreaking report. Following his presentation, Dr. Birol will join Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, for a moderated conversation as part of the 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).

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