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What does the future look like for energy, and for our jobs?

Ahead of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, we look at two issues that will be at the heart of many discussions: energy and jobs.

We discuss a new report, Securing the Energy Transition, with David Rabley who leads the energy transition practice for oil and gas at Accenture, and Roberto Bocca, Head of Energy, Materials and Infrastructure at the World Economic Forum.

And in the second half, Saadia Zahidi, head of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society, talks about the Jobs of Tomorrow - another new report, that looks at the rapidly changing world of work, with a focus on the green jobs and the care economy.

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Hosted by:

Robin Pomeroy

Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum

Roberto Bocca

Head of Centre for Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

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David Rabley

Managing Director - Energy, Accenture

Saadia Zahidi

Managing Director, World Economic Forum

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Energy Transition

Energy consumption and production account for about two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 81% of the global energy mix is still based on fossil fuels - a percentage that has not budged in decades. A transition to a more inclusive, sustainable, affordable, and secure global energy system is imperative. This must be done while balancing the “energy triangle”: security and access, environmental sustainability, and economic development. And it must also now be done in a way that accounts for the impact of significant geopolitical friction. Public-policy and private-sector responses may affect the speed and shape of the energy transition to a zero-carbon-emissions future...

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Energy TransitionFairer EconomiesClimate and NatureJobs and SkillsDavos Agenda
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