Watch sessions from day three of ZESC at COP26

The 2021 Zero Emissions Solutions Conference brings together leaders and scientists from businesses, governments, and academia from around the world. Happening on the sidelines of COP26, the ZESC hosts up to fifteen sessions across the first week of COP featuring distinguished speakers who will showcase solutions relevant to the high-level champions thematic days including policy technology solutions for: finance, energy, youth, and nature.

  • 3A. ASEAN’s Green Future: Farther, Faster, Together

    The world is at a tipping point where the national decarbonisation commitments to be made at COP26 will largely determine whether the world stays within the 1.5° limit of the Paris Agreement. ASEAN and ASEAN Member States have an opportunity to raise climate ambition. This session featured speakers from across ASEAN to present the opportunities and challenges for each country and the region in the transition to net-zero emissions by mid-century. The session provided national and regional recommendations for policy and financing solutions to accelerating the just transition across ASEAN. Speakers from Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Malaysia came together to discuss their national opportunities for net-zero.

  • 3B. Planning and operating an electricity system without fossil fuels

    Use of electricity is an increasingly important feature of modern life, for heat, light, cooling, communication, mobility and manufacturing. Crucially, it also offers ways of producing energy without greenhouse gas emissions. This session explored the challenges we face in planning and operating an electric power system without burning fossil fuels and emitting CO2. It also described the solutions to these challenges that are being developed and used in different parts of the world. There were short presentations from each of the 4 speakers followed by a panel discussion in which questions were welcomed from the audience.

  • 3C. How the Demand for Energy is Underpinning Economic Development

    This session examined the challenges for electrification in low and middle income countries, how this can be delivered by low carbon renewable energy technologies, and how this can support further gains in multiple SDGs such as clean cooking, communication, economic development, resilience and social welfare.