Interview: Associate Professor Tim Nelson: What a just transition means
We speak with Tim Nelson, Executive General Manager, Energy Markets, Iberdrola (formerly Infigen Energy) on how the ambition and commitment for net zero must go hand in hand with a strategy for a just transition.
In the first ten days of November 2021, we saw the world shift from its pre-occupation with a global pandemic to focus on COP26, as global leaders descended on Glasgow to discuss their commitment to the Net Zero Transition. In the nearly three decades since United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) meetings had commenced, this was the event that has drawn the most concerted global attention. The conversations were driven not only by the urgency of the IPCC’s 6th climate report that warned of catastrophic global impact if net zero is not achieved by 2050, but also by the loud and deeply invested voice of Gen Z, fronted by young leaders like Greta Thunberg.