OIL AND GAS IN TRANSITION

 
30.07.2021
 
ENERPO
 
Derk Loorbach

EUSP will host Professor Derk Loorbach to discuss oil and gas in transition for its first ENERPO Workshop Series lecture this year.

The energy transition is a worldwide process of rapids, structural and systemic changes. It has been discussed and anticipated for long, but now renewable technologies show exponential growth rates, major cities are shifting to zero The energy transition is a worldwide process of rapids, structural and systemic changes. It has been discussed and anticipated for long, but now renewable technologies show exponential growth rates, major cities are shifting to zero emission mobility ad renewables, investors and pension funds divest from fossil fuels and national and international policy institutions push for zero emission targets. This creates global turbulence in energy markets and forces incumbents to reposition, adapt and strategize.

The lecture on Oil and Gas in Transition will provide a conceptual perspective of sustainability transitions that helps to better understand and analyze the dynamics of the energy transition. It will also provide insights from transition management: an action research approach to empowering, guiding and accelerating sustainability transitions. The transition perspective and transition management will be illustrated by the Dutch energy transition policies and societal strategies, including the strategies to phase out natural gas in the built environment, zero emission mobility, coal-phase out and the shift to biobased and hydrogen in industry.

Derk Loorbach is director of DRIFT and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

This is a Dutch Science Talks lecture. Dutch Science Talks is a series of lectures on different topics initiated by Nuffic Neso Russia in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow and the Consulate General Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg.

Entry to the lecture is free. Prior registration is required. In order to register, please click here.