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Energy transition: how to power your progress

We are pleased to announce our inaugural S&P Global Commodity Insights COP 28 forum, taking place on Wednesday November 29, 2023 at the Hilton Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

As energy markets continue to evolve, a lot hangs in the balance. The world needs a new energy system that’s secure, sustainable and affordable. Join us for an afternoon of insights and discussion into how you can be part of the energy solution. For 2023, the event will focus on the theme of energy transition: strategic choices and demonstrating progress.

Key sessions covered at the event:

  • How do companies measure and communicate their energy transition progress?
  • Long term growth strategies for energy companies
  • What are the key metrics and benchmarks for the future?
  • What does “big acceleration” in the energy sector look like?

Reasons to attend:

  • An afternoon of exclusive content. Gain valuable insights into the strategic choices the energy sector should be making today and guidance on how to track and communicate ET progress.
  • Pose your questions to the experts. Hear from our own thought leaders and senior energy transition champions across the sector, and join the discussion with interactive panel discussions throughout the afternoon.
  • Network with your peers. The forum will bring together 200 senior leaders as the world convenes in Dubai for COP 28. Our evening drinks reception will give you the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers

Please note that places for the event are limited. Registration will close on Monday, November 27, 12pm GST. We look forward to seeing you there!




Registration and networking


S&P Global Commodity Insights welcome

Saugata Saha, President, S&P Global Commodity Insights


COP28 in context: How global energy and emission trends will frame the negotiations

The early 2020s have seen fundamental changes in geopolitics, economics and energy market dynamics, all of which will have a long-lasting impact on demand for oil, gas, coal and renewables, as well as global GHG emission trends. This short presentation outlines S&P Global Commodity Insights’ long-term energy & climate scenarios, highlighting key trends that will define the global energy transition.

  • Revisions to our base case outlook since 2021
  • Scenarios and net-zero cases: key metrics
  • Common themes across all outlooks
  • The roles of hydrogen and CCS
  • Prospects for peak fossil fuel demand
  • Global net-zero commitments
  • Implications of emissions pledges made under the Paris Agreement

Paul McConnell, Executive Director, Climate and Sustainability, S&P Global Commodity Insights


Panel 1: What are the key metrics and benchmarks for the future?

  • There continues to be inconsistencies and differences of opinion on how we should account for which emissions, and how they should be reported. Companies, civic society and states are all looking to boost action, but how should we balance reductions, offsets and claims? What constitutes a sufficient definition of ‘net’ in a future plan?
  • There is a growing divergence between measurements of emissions, on both sides of the accounting ledger. Can the world achieve universal methodologies and metrics? Can all the different actors act to coordinate, collaborate and bring transparency?
  • Should metrics drive markets or should markets drive metrics?

Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Moderator: Marie-Louise Du Bois, Global Head of Carbon Pricing, Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights


Panel 2: What does “big acceleration” in the energy sector look like?

  • What is the pace and timing of scaling up various technologies?
  • What is the future role for oil and gas companies?
  • Can companies meet investor and shareholder expectations simultaneously?

Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy
Walid Sheta, President, Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric
Prashant Choubey, President, Avaada
Landan Derentz, Senior Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Roman Kramarchuk, Head Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights


Drinks reception

*Agenda subject to change

Speakers confirmed

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Saugata Saha
President, S&P Global Commodity Insights
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Atul Arya
Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights
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Carlos Pascual
Senior Vice President, Global Energy and International Affairs, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Hannah Hauman
Global Head of Carbon Trading, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd
Bradford Crabtree
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)
Fred Krupp
Fred Krupp
President, Environmental Defense Fund
Walid Sheta
President, Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric
Marie-Louise du Bois
Global Head of Carbon Pricing, Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Maggy Shino
Petroleum Commissioner, Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy
Prashant Choubey
President, Avaada
Landon Derentz
Senior Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Roman Kramarchuk
Head Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Paul McConnell
Executive Director, Climate and Sustainability, S&P Global Commodity Insights