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Markets, law and governance

What are the key policy, legal and market interventions that will help to fast track decarbonisation and the energy transition?

We need to consider how the changes required for the energy transition are governed, and who makes the decisions crucial to this governance. The financial and economic implications of the transition must also be considered.

Circular economy

Circular economy

A circular economy reduces waste and emissions by reusing and repurposing raw materials in perpetuity, transforming everyday life into a sustainable future.

Conservation and biodiversity

Conservation and biodiversity

All life (not just that of humans) is valuable. We must work to preserve animal life and the natural environment as much as possible during the energy transition.

Decision analysis and policy support

Decision analysis and policy support

For the energy transition to be successful, policy needs to be develop that address the concerns of a range of stakeholders. Decisions must be made democratically to be equitable.

Energy economics

Energy economics

Energy economics encompasses the economic aspects of all and any of energy sources and systems. It aims to quantify uncertainties in the minerals and energy sectors, and manage evolving risks and uncertainties.

Energy markets

Energy markets

Energy transition plays a key role in the wider marketplace – investment in this area supports education, skills development, infrastructure and economic growth.

ESG, carbon and natural capital accounting

ESG, carbon and natural capital accounting

Business strategies aimed at decarbonisation must focus on enhancing environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance while maintaining financial sustainability.  

Social licence and technology in society

Social licence and technology in society

An effective energy transition requires a balance between the positive change that science and technology can foster and the potentially disruptive impacts on communities.