Oil and gas in transition

16 September 2019
European University
St. Petersburg
19:00 - 20:30
lecture in St. Petersburg
About the lecture
Lecture will be delivered in English without translation
The energy transition is a worldwide process of rapids, structural and systemic changes. It has been discussed and anticipated for a long, but now renewable technologies show exponential growth rates, major cities are shifting to zero-emission mobility ad renewables, investors and pension funds divest from fossil fuels and national and international policy institutions push for zero-emission targets. This creates global turbulence in energy markets and forces incumbents to reposition, adapt and strategize. This lecture will provide a conceptual perspective of sustainability transitions that helps to better understand and analyze the dynamics of the energy transition. It will also provide insights from transition management: an action research approach to empowering, guiding and accelerating sustainability transitions. The transition perspective and transition management will be illustrated by the Dutch energy transition policies and societal strategies, including the strategies to phase out natural gas in the built environment, zero-emission mobility, coal-phase out and the shift to biobased and hydrogen in industry.
Derk Loorbach
Derk Loorbach is the director of the Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT) and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. DRIFT is a world-leading institute for research on and for sustainability transitions. The institute conducts interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to better understand and facilitate new ways of thinking, doing and organizing in contemporary transitions.

Derk is one of the founders of the transition management approach as new form of governance for sustainable development. He has over one hundred publications in this area and has been involved as an action researcher in numerous transition processes with government, business, civil society and science. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker in and outside Europe.

Monday, 16 September 2019, 19:00
European University at Saint-Petersburg
Lecture Room 201 (Conference Hall)
Shpalernaya Street 1, Saint-Petersburg
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the European University at Saint-Petersburg

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