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Published: 20 April 2021

Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 edition

Contributors and Acknowledgements

Data partners

Bloomberg New Energy Finance
BP Statistical Review
Climate Action Tracker
Enerdata, Ember
Fitch Ratings
Heritage Foundation
International Energy Agency
International Gas Union
International Monetary Fund
International Renewable Energy Agency
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Standard & Poor’s
Transparency International
UN Statistics Division and UNCTADstat
World Bank Group
World Health Organization

Chief expert advisors

The World Economic Forum acknowledges and thanks to the individuals and experts without whose support the Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 report would not have been possible:

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy, and Director of Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Dominic Emery, Chief of Staff, BP, United Kingdom

Lin Boqiang, Dean, China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy, Xiamen University, People’s Republic of China

Rabia Ferroukhi, Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Bertrand Magne, Senior Economist and Energy Specialist, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Davide Puglielli, Head of Scenario Planning and Group Strategic Positioning, Enel, Italy

David Victor, Professor, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA

Rigoberto Ariel Yepez-Garcia, Chief, Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank

John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Project Sponsors


  • Stephanie Jamison, Senior Managing Director and Global Utilities Lead
  • Muqsit Ashraf, Senior Managing Director and Global Energy Industries Lead

World Economic Forum

  • Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy, Materials, and Infrastructure, Member of Executive Committee



  • Melissa Stark, Managing Director and Global Renewables Lead
  • David Rabley, Managing Director and Global Energy Transition Lead in Oil & Gas
  • Karly Wai, Senior Manager, Utilities, Strategy & Consulting
  • Sylvain Vaquer, Senior Manager, Energy, Strategy & Consulting
  • Iishan Low, Consultant, Strategy & Consulting

World Economic Forum

  • Pedro G. Gomez Pensado, Head of Oil and Gas Industry
  • Harsh Vijay Singh, Project Lead

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