AFR Energy and Climate Summit

Attended by over 300 industry stakeholders, including governments, regulators, investors, and consumers, the National Energy and Climate Summit serves as an important platform for policy debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis.


The Australian Financial Review is pleased to present the fourth annual Energy & Climate Summit this 7-8 October 2020 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

During these unpredictable times, we sit down with the nation’s foremost energy and climate leaders, experts and commentators. Tackling the issues head on, we examine challenges new and old, analyse the economic atmosphere and its ramifications for the sector, as well as debate key policy and legislative developments.

Bringing together over 300 key industry stakeholders in a hybrid physical & virtual forum – featuring political leaders, regulators, energy producers, disrupters, users, analysts and climate experts – this comprehensive two-day event is the nation’s leading platform to shape & debate Australia’s energy & climate future.

Some key topics will include:

  • Economic recovery & the energy industry’s role in rebuilding the lucky country
  • Energy & the climate – The sector, the science, and the challenge
  • Policy in review – How the dual shocks of the virus and bushfires have reshaped the political landscape across state and federal levels.
  • Gas Markets – Domestic supply, pricing & demand shifts, geopolitics, the impact of COVID-19, and gas as a transition fuel
  • The consumer perspective – their take on net zero, hardships & economic recovery
  • The role for coal – Balancing current needs with developing technologies, CCS and the journey towards decarbonisation
  • Net Zero & Electrification – How current circumstances and the global economic outlook may speed or delay this transition
  • Tech acceleration – With many parts of the economy rapidly embracing new technologies to continue work through current challenges, has the energy sector done the same?
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