23 Apr 2021, 09:30
  • Milou
    Milou Dirkx is Journalism Network Manager at Clean Energy Wire. She is the first point of contact for the members of the CLEW Journalism Network, and develops events and other opportunities for climate and energy reporters to engage.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting daily life and work across the globe. An important consequence is that many events that were supposed to take place in the upcoming months are either cancelled or postponed. Events that give journalists the opportunity to learn, to share and to connect. But even in these difficult times, there are plenty of opportunities.We at the Clean Energy Wire are collecting all the online webinars, gatherings, meetings and conferences we can find that cover the energy transition, climate policy, journalistic insights and other interesting topics. Find the list below - and let us know if any events are missing.

[Updated with webinars from FSR, IAEE, pv magazine, EMG, IPCC and EIEE]

If you know of any interesting events or opportunities that we have not yet included, please share! You can find the CLEW Network on twitter or e-mail Milou Dirkx, our Journalism Network Manager via milou.dirkx@cleanenergywire.org.

 All times are according to European summertime.



26/04, 11.00 CET

Webinar - Keep cool and distribute stress: A recipe for improved performance

Organiser: pv magazine

Both higher energy yields and longer lifetimes are needed for PV modules to meet growing customer expectations. Couple this with the fast moving nature of PV technology – larger formats, new cell interconnection techniques and many more can all affect long term performance – and it’s clear that understanding and mitigating the various mechanisms that lead to performance has never been more important. In this pv magazine Webinar they’ll examine the roles of temperature, humidity and mechanical stress in driving some of these mechanisms, and how Coolback’s innovative solution promises to limit the effects of these, ensuring both better day-to-day module performance and a longer operational lifetime.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

27/04, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Addressing COVID-19 for the Environment: Defining Green Recovery

Organiser: The UN Environment Management Group (EMG)

Reaching a better understanding of what “green recovery” means will help develop measurable, comparable and timely indicators that allow to effectively monitor, evaluate and verify the impact of recovery and stimulus measures on environmental outcomes and thereby ensure that recovery is well targeted and executed. Also, a clearer definition of “green recovery” creates transparency, increases trust and provides guidance in the context of current and future intergovernmental processes.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

28/04, 14.00 CET

Webinar - The stranding of gas infrastructure assets – an unavoidable consequence of the energy transition?

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

In this debate, the following questions will be discussed: Who should bear the costs of repurposing or retiring these stranded gas assets?  And indeed how do we identify those costs?  How if at all should this process be reflected in tariff methodologies?  Should transition costs be borne by the taxpayer? Can we learn any useful lessons from the treatment of stranded electricity assets in Europe in the late 1990s?

 You can find more information here and register via this link.

28/04, 15.00 CET

Webinar - Climate change and our future - driving the transition

Organiser: IPCC and EIEE

Before the release of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report cycle (AR6), an eagerly awaited report of the last six years and in the most important year for renewing climate ambition, a public event will be held on April 28, 2021, 3-5 pm Europe time. The event will discuss how to drive the future of the climate transition, in a dialogue between science, institutions, novel writing and the young generations.

Working Group III (WG III) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) are organizing an interactive online event during the WG III fourth Lead Author Meeting.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

28/04, 15.00 CET

Webinar - Grid code compliance in megawatt projects – Practical commissioning in the Netherlands

Organiser: pv magazine

Europe’s booming solar markets have seen new grid code compliance standards being introduced recently, and it will be discussed what that exactly means for plant operators. Talking points:

• The what and the why of „Grid Integration “

• Brief introduction to GCC norms and rules

• Power plant controller responsibilities

• Discussing two markets Netherlands and Germany

• Tests, procedures and troubleshooting based on examples from practice

You can find more information here and register via this link.

 28/04, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Will Buyers and Sellers get behind Responsibly Sourced Gas

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

This webinar focuses on real progress made by members of the gas industry to reduce methane emissions as well as recent sales and purchase of responsibly sourced gas (RSG) by gas utilities. The speakers will discuss the challenges of RSG, and what needs to happen to improve price discovery and transparency and enable natural gas consumers to actively participate in the energy transition.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

29/04, 10.00 CET

Webinar - Blue economy: the potential of our oceans to contribute to a green recovery

Organiser: EURACTIV

The ocean represents a big, untapped potential. But how do we make sure that economic activities in our seas are sustainable? How can innovation contribute to a sustainable ocean development? How to encourage the development of skills and knowledge related to specific needs of the Blue Economy sector? What regulatory and financial measures should the EU take to boost investments in the Blue Economy?

You can find more information here and register via this link.


Webinar - How climate security risks shape international cooperation

Organiser: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

What do we know about the link between climate security risks and conflict? How are these risks perceived and governed by states and multilateral institutions?

While 2020 and 2016 have been the hottest years on record, the world has also seen an increase in armed conflicts. This free seminar gathers researchers from the Mistra Geopolitics research programme to discuss new evidence on what we know about the link between climate change and conflict and how risks are perceived and governed by states and multilateral institutions.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

29/04, 19.00 CET

Webinar - The power sector infrastructure challenge: What will it take to get to net-zero?

Organiser: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

13.00 ET

As the U.S. moves toward economy-wide decarbonization, a 100 percent clean power sector will play a vital role in largely electrifying other sectors, including transportation, buildings and industry. Join C2ES for a webinar, where they will discuss their new “Closer Look” report that examines how the power sector must transform to fill this role, including the necessary, rapid deployment of infrastructure to support a range of electric vehicle use cases, and enable both centralized and distributed low- and zero-carbon resources as well as energy storage in its many forms. This webinar will provide an overview of the report and an opportunity to hear from companies that are developing the strategies and technologies to address these issues to create a zero-carbon, resilient, and affordable power system.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

03/05, 16.00 CET

Webinar - The Future of Mobility- Transport Industry in Flux

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

This webinar examines the massive changes going on in the world of mobility: the electrification of transport, the digitalisation of the motor vehicle and growing competition from China and a whole host of new startups, and asks what these changes mean for the consumer, the environment and the industry itself. One of the core focusses will be on new mobility business models such as car sharing which are poised to disrupt car ownership, logistics and mobility in the coming years. Although the focus will be on road transport we will also glance into the world of making and air transport which are both set to see significant innovation and change in the years ahead.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

04/05, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Addressing COVID-19 for the Environment: Financing Green Recovery

Organiser: The UN Environment Management Group (EMG)

The global crisis is an opportunity to build back better. The shifts in the global financial system are a chance to set the world on track for a greener and more sustainable recovery to ensure there is financing for sustainable development for everyone. In solid collaboration with the public sector, the private sector needs an accommodative environment created by public finance to scale and contribute effectively. This session explores the important role of the public sector, and fiscal policy in, that can support creating a stronger and greener economic recovery, whilst creating a collaborative and enabling environment for the private sector to mobilize resources to build back better.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

06/05, 12.35 CET

Webinar - EU, China & US on their way to carbon neutrality: will their implementation strategies converge?

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

Some of the questions that will be addressed in this session:

  1. What are the lessons that other jurisdictions can take from the European climate policy experience? Can/should the European experience with climate regulation be replicated in non-European contexts? If so, how? If not, why?
  2. How can other economies improve upon the European experience and how can Europe learn from others?
  3. Will the climate neutrality implementation strategies converge or diverge across different countries?
  4. Which policies will lead EU, US and China -the three main players in the global climate arena- towards the net-zero emissions target?
  5. What will be the impact of the Biden administration on international cooperation and climate policy in the years to come?
  6. Can international cooperation among Emission Trading Systems contribute to promoting a global climate policy?

You can find more information here and the link to the live stream here.

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