ADB-DutchCham and Shell invite you to a Breakfast chat and panel discussion on Shell’s energy transition and latest Sky scenario.
The Paris Agreement has sent a signal around the world: climate change is a serious issue that governments are determined to address. Shell has published its latest energy-system scenario, called Sky, which illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
As Sky builds on earlier work, it seems to be the most optimistic scenario in terms of climate outcomes. The Sky scenario is set to be a technologically, industrially, and economically possible route forward, consistent with limiting the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C from pre-industrial levels. It reveals the potential for an energy system to emerge that brings modern energy to all in the world, without delivering a climate legacy that society cannot readily adapt to.
But while encouraging news, success towards this aim is not guaranteed. The Sky scenario relies on a complex combination of mutually reinforcing actions by society, markets and governments. It recognises that the necessary changes will unfold at different paces in different places, and ultimately transform all sectors of economic activity. The changes are economy-wide, sector-specific, and amount to re-wiring the global economy in just 50 years.
Scenarios are not policy proposals – they do not argue for what should be done, nor forecasts – what will be done. They are not predictions, nor Shell business plans and investors should not rely on them to make decisions. Rather, they can help reveal useful insights for the present and provide flexible guidance around which actions and opportunities can form.
We are pleased to announce that H. E. Margriet Vonno, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei, will attend this Breakfast Chat.
More information about the speakers:
Cho-Oon Khong, Chief Political Analyst at Shell international, Strategy and Business Committee
Cho advises on political trends and political risk, and leads the external environment assessments for Shell’s country reviews. He joined the Shell Scenarios team in 1994, and since then has led a wide range of country scenario projects, actively helping to develop sets of Shell Scenarios right up to the present.
Cho has worked on scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities and businesses across the world. He is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, where he teaches on the Oxford Scenarios Programme. He is also an Academy Adjunct Faculty member at Chatham House, and is a member of the Brains Trust, Evian Group in Lausanne.
Cho was previously an academic at Bath University and National University Singapore. After graduating from Singapore University, he received his MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics under a Ford Foundation scholarship, and did post-doctoral research at St John’s College, Cambridge.
Peter Godfrey, Managing director of the Energy Institute
Peter is the Managing Director of the UK Energy Institute (EI) here in Singapore. The EI is the UK’s professional body responsible for developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards achieving a safe, secure and sustainable future for the energy sector as a whole. Peter is well known in the energy industry having spent most of his career working within the international Oil and Gas industry most recently as an independent consultant through his own company Merlenergy Pte Ltd.
He has held a number of senior executive posts in companies such as BP, Arrow Energy and Standard Chartered Bank as well as having built up an international reputation as a strategy and business development consultant to many of the world’s leading national and international energy development companies as well as a number of governments and regulatory agencies. Peter is also actively involved in the performing arts as Chairman of the Teng Ensemble, a highly talented and innovative group of Singaporean Chinese classical instrumentalists and as a member of the board and Treasurer of Wild Rice, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies.
Tias van Moorsel, Co-chair ADB-DutchCham Sustainable Business Committee and Director Steward Redqueen Singapore
Tias is a development economist with a strong track record in sustainability management and in impact modelling, measurement and reporting.Working for Steward Redqueen, he has been involved in research and strategy projects for development finance institutions, multinationals and non-profits in developing and emerging markets. Clients he worked for include development-focused banks (IFC, CDC), commercial banks (Standard Chartered), investors (Temasek), network organizations (ICMM), multinational companies in FMGC (Heineken) and extractives (Newmont). Tias is the author of various publications on impact measurement and development economics. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University (Netherlands) with a focus on Resource, Development & Growth economics.
As Director Asian Markets, Tias works with Steward Redqueen’s Asian based clients, explores opportunities for further growth and develops new products and services. He operates out of Singapore and is the main contact and spokesperson for Steward Redqueen in the region.
Tim Rockell, Director, Energy & Natural Resources sector, global energy institute of KPMG LLP
Tim has worked at KPMG for over 20 years; since 2012 based in Singapore. He works with our major energy clients and liaise with key energy agencies, associations and institutes. Tim also spent 7 years in Bahrain as Director of KPMG’s Sales & Markets division in the Middle East and South Asia region. He operated out of KPMG’s office in Al Khobar, SaudHeArabia and led relationships with large Energy, Chemical and Governmental organisations. From 2000-2009, Tim was the Global Executive Director of KPMG’s Energy & Natural Resources practice. He was based in KPMG in the United Kingdom from 1998-2005.
In Singapore, He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Energy & Utilities Business Group and Board Member of Energy Studies Institute at NUS, Committee member of Women in Energy, Asia & Committee member of the Energy Institute (UK) Singapore branch.
He led KPMG’s first Global Energy Conference in Asia Pacific in April 2013. He developed thought leadership such as KPMG’s Study of Singapore’s role in the Oil & Gas Value Chain in Asia Pacific and the LNG and Trading series.
In 2012 He established KPMG’s Global Energy Institute in Asia Pacific, building over 3,000 members, conducting studies and thought leadership with clients across Asia Pacific.
Tim has coordinated KPMG’s relationships with leading industry bodies such as the World Petroleum Council and KPMG’s patron’s program with the World Energy Council and led KPMG’s participation at their Congresses from 2001-2008. He has close relationships with the International Energy Agency, moderating events as part of an Asian dialogue series.
This is an all member event for our ADB-DutchCham members. If you have received this invite you are invited to join this event. Registration is required and there are limited seats available. To register you have to login to the website.
08:00 – 08:20 am Registration
08:20 – 08:50 am Presentation on Sky Scenario by Dr. Cho-oon Kong
08:50 – 09:30 am Panel discussion followed by Q&A
09:30 – 10:00 am Networking
S$ 25 (ADB-DutchCham members & BritCham members) including Sheraton breakfast
This event is in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore and Venue & Catering Partner Shell.
Please note that we have a 24 hour prior-to the event cancellation policy.