Abstract

A viable, least-cost pathway to a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future must lie within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement. The rulebook for the Agreement was in many ways rewritten at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The flexible nature of the Agreement allows the international community to shift course as necessary. 

Authors

Keigo Akimoto

Keigo Akimoto

Chief Researcher at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and the Leader of its Systems Analysis Group Keigo is a Chief Researcher at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and the Leader of its… Keigo is a Chief Researcher at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and the Leader of its Systems Analysis Group. He is a member of several advisory bodies on energy and environmental policy for the Japanese government. He is also an Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan. 

Jun Arima

Jun Arima

Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo Jun is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. He has been a Counselor at… Jun is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. He has been a Counselor at the Japanese Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Head of the Country Studies Division at the International Energy Agency. He participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiation as a chief negotiator.

Mustafa Babiker

Mustafa Babiker

Senior analysis and planning consultant with Saudi Aramco Mustafa is currently a senior analysis and planning consultant with Saudi Aramco and a research associate of the Massachusetts Institute… Mustafa is currently a senior analysis and planning consultant with Saudi Aramco and a research associate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Mustafa previously worked for MIT and the Arab Planning Institute. 

Mark Caine

Mark Caine

Government Affairs Lead at the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Mark Caine is Government Affairs Lead at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was formerly… Mark Caine is Government Affairs Lead at the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was formerly Special Adviser for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission, and Policy Adviser for Energy and Environment at the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

David Hobbs

David Hobbs

David Hobbs was formerly KAPSARC’s Vice President of Research, having previously served as Chief Energy Strategist and Head of Research… David Hobbs was formerly KAPSARC’s Vice President of Research, having previously served as Chief Energy Strategist and Head of Research at what is now IHS Markit. Prior to joining IHS Markit, David spent nearly two decades in the oil and gas industry, predominantly in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 

Eija-Riitta Korhola

Eija-Riitta Korhola

former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) (1999-2014) and a specialist in communication and consultancy in European Union affairs Eija-Riitta is a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) (1999-2014) and a specialist in communication and consultancy in European… Eija-Riitta is a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) (1999-2014) and a specialist in communication and consultancy in European Union affairs. She is currently a Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. 

Adam Sieminski

Adam Sieminski

KAPSARC President Adam Sieminski was appointed as the president of KAPSARC in April 2018. Before his appointment, Mr. Sieminski held the James… Adam Sieminski was appointed as the president of KAPSARC in April 2018. Before his appointment, Mr. Sieminski held the James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to that, he was a non-resident senior adviser to the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. He also served as the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from 2012 to 2017 and was the senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the United States National Security Council. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sieminski was Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist and the senior energy analyst for NatWest Securities. In 2006, he was appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), where he helped co-author NPC’s global oil and gas study. Mr. Sieminski’s membership of leading policy and research organizations includes the roles of senior fellow and former president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and president of the U.S. National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. He formerly served as an advisory board member of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, as chairman of the Supply-Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and as a member of the Strategic Energy Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University.

Nico Stehr

Nico Stehr

Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany Nico is Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany, a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada)… Nico is Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany, a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) and a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is one of the authors of the set of Hartwell papers on climate policy. 

Hiroyuki Tezuka

Hiroyuki Tezuka

General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation, and the Chairman of Working Group on International Environmental Strategy, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) Mr. Tezuka is General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation, and the Chairman of Working Group on… Mr. Tezuka is General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation, and the Chairman of Working Group on International Environmental Strategy, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation). Since 2007, Mr. Tezuka has been in charge of Climate Change issues and involved in environmental and energy policy.

Masakazu Toyoda

Masakazu Toyoda

Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan Masakazu is Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan. He is also an adviser to the… Masakazu is Chairman and CEO at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan. He is also an adviser to the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Accenture, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research Center (PICHTR), and the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI).

Eric Williams

Research Fellow Before joining KAPSARC, Eric worked as an economist with the North Carolina Utilities Commission and was a consultant at the… Before joining KAPSARC, Eric worked as an economist with the North Carolina Utilities Commission and was a consultant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  Prior to that, he was in a Ph.D. program at Duke University studying energy systems modeling.  Eric's experience also includes working as an energy/environmental economist at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),  co-directing the Climate Change Policy Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University (USA),  and working as a manager and senior policy analyst at the Center for Clean Air Policy, an NGO in Washington, D.C.  He has also worked at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and at the Tellus Institute think tank in Boston.

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  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewables

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