Transition to net zero: Are extractives-dependent economies prepared for the risks and opportunities?

Date: Thursday, 4 November 2021

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 GMT  /  11:30 - 12:30 CET

Language: English, French and Spanish interpretation

Recording: To access the recording, register or login to the Chatham House Climate Risk and Security Virtual Pavilion, and select the "Transparency Matters" event on 4 November.

 

The transition to a sustainable, decarbonised economy is reshaping the extractive industries. Demand for fossil fuels is likely to decline and this could have a significant and long-lasting impact on citizens and communities who depend on revenue flows from extractives. 

As the global standard for transparency in the extractive sector, the EITI can enable countries to use their extractives data to inform debate, and assess and plan for the impact of the energy transition on their economies. A recent EITI policy brief, based on collaboration with implementing countries, Chatham House and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), provides clear examples and opportunities. 

This event, co-hosted by Chatham House and the EITI, explored how data analysis and collective action can help contribute to reforms. The webinar was be moderated by Siân Bradley, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House. Keynote speakers and discussants included:

  • Rt Hon. Helen Clark, EITI Board Chair

  • Dr. Ego Syahrial, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

  • Brendan Devlin, Strategy and Foresight Counsellor, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission 

  • Rohitesh Dhawan, CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

  • Nelly Busingye, Senior Regional Coordinator, East and Southern Africa, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)