Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Climate Classroom @ COP25 - Climate Services for Energy Transition

Summary

The transition from fossil to renewable energy sources (RES) is a precondition for preventing major climate disruption. At the same time, both RES electricity supply and demand are strongly influenced by weather conditions, climate variability and climate change. Decision-making in the field used to be based on knowledge of past climate conditions assuming that they resemble the future. This can lead to huge mistakes not accounting for climate variability and extreme events.

In this session you will be introduced to the concept of climate services and how they can better inform decision-making.  The classroom will also explore the role of stakeholders in the co-development of these services.  The learning will be based on a concrete example of operational climate service for clean energy.

Expert

Ilaria Vigo is an Environmental Economist at the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. With the goal of contributing to a more sustainable future, she is currently working in climate services projects for different sectors, one of them being the S2S4E H2020 project. In the context of S2S4E she is involved in the co-development process of operational climate service for clean energy. She works closely with scientists and energy producers to facilitate knowledge transfer and the optimization of decision-making. She is also working on an economic impact assessment.

Ilaria has previous experience as a policy adviser and she holds a Master's Degree in Economics of Public Policy from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Resources

S2S4E Webpage

S2S4E Decision-Support Tool for clean energy | Beta Version free for trial

S2S4E Case Studies

Save the Date!

Our Climate Classroom will take place on Wednesday 11 December at 5:30 pm at the IPCC WMO Science Pavilion, Hall 6 (see map here).