Ask the Expert Session 4: Role of Geoscience in the Energy Transition
The global energy system is perceiving progressive transformation as the world leaders look to transiting into a carbon-neutral future. As such, we are facing an inflection point for the energy transition. The intensifying of the world’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050 at COP 26 and the changing of geopolitical scenarios made the challenge even greater, resulting in the price of energy and other commodities to surge across the globe.
We are at the energy inflection point, and world leaders, together with industry and academia, must develop new strategies and technologies to be implemented for the pursuit of critical energy goals to remain on track. In these turbulent times, geoscientists and engineers will shape the contours of our energy future. They have a major role to play in many realities, from understanding the power of energy policy-making and new energy security challenges, developing new technologies for minimising decarbonisation costs, extracting fossil fuel while minimising the carbon impact, and developing a future-ready workforce. This session will deep-dive into the role of geoscientists and engineers in energy transition, technological innovation and environmental concerns.