The World Energy Council (WEC) project "Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure" seeks to find out how the energy and finance sectors can work together and with other sectors to better understand risk and uncertainty in energy infrastructure and thereby unlock the capital needed to accelerate the transition to a resilient global energy economy.
This workshop on the impact of extreme weather and climate change on the energy sector is part of a series that elaborates different risks to the energy sector. A solid understanding of the nature of these risks and appropriately adapted energy financing mechanisms and infrastructure design is necessary in order to avoid an investment impasse which could threaten to cripple global energy systems.
In particular, this workshop will elaborate on the physical and economical impact of extreme weather events, drivers and trends in regard to extreme weather and climate change, physical and technical defensive measures, and solutions for energy infrastructure financing. Participation is by invitation only.
For further information, please refer to the WEC press release from 1 October 2014.