Researchers from the Energy Demand Changes Induced by Technological and Social Innovations (EDITS) network will participate in a side-event at COP27 to discuss innovations for energy demand reduction, decarbonization of the urban environment and the construction sector, as well as pathways towards a net-zero society.
In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. The vision of Egypt's COP27 presidency is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation, moving rapidly towards full, timely, inclusive, and at-scale action on the ground.
Satisfying people’s needs for shelter, mobility, consumer goods, and essential services is the reason society requires materials and energy. Innovations in providing these services can deeply reduce the demand for energy and enable a demand-driven transition to net-zero societies. The Energy Demand Changes Induced by Technological and Social Innovations (EDITS) network studies and promotes demand-driven energy system change at global and granular levels. The EDITS network explores the critical determinants of feasibility of such transition, its timing, costs, and their SDG synergies and tradeoffs. The EDITS community collaborates based on common interest in the demand side transition, transfers methodological knowledge, and explores modeling innovations across demand-side models.
Agenda: High services with low energy and resource demand for low-carbon pathways and the SDGs
10 November, 2022 at 16:45 - 18:15 (EET), 15:45-17:15 (CEST/CET) Place: Akhenaten Room Online streaming: COP27 official Youtube channel (link)