COP 26: Impact on Economies and Industries
Wednesday, 17th November 2021
14:00 London GMT | 15:00 Central European Time CET | 09:00 New York EST
The COP26 summit has resulted in several large-scale pledges and investments from participating countries, aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
These pledges are likely to accelerate the ongoing transition toward a low-carbon economy but in this webinar we will examine how realistic these particular goals are and what impact they will have on the economies involved and a number of key sectors including Oil & Gas, Power, Autos and Agribusiness.
Topics covered will include:
- The scale of emissions that the summit is addressing
- The intersection of climate change and political risk
- The pledges that were made and how they impact sectors
- How achievable are the goals that were set?
Head of Autos and Infrastructure Research
Anna-Marie Baisden has headed Fitch Solutions’ Automotive research team since 2005, extensively covering the global autos market. Since late 2021 she has also taken over management of the Infrastructure team, underlining the ‘Connected Thinking’ approach to key areas of research such as the electrification of vehicles and the associated infrastructure. She is responsible for the production and coordination of content and analyst development across the three teams. Anna-Marie has contributed op-ed pieces for leading industry publications such as Automotive World, and is regularly called on for her expertise on major news programs such as the BBC World Business Report and CNBC.
Associate Director, Political Risk
Matt Sechovsky is a Associate Director, Political Risk. He is based in the London office and covers political risks with a focus on the EMEA. Matt joined Fitch Solutions in 2019, having previously worked as a Senior Europe Analyst in consulting. He holds a BSc in International Relations and Economics from the University of Economics in Prague, and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London.
Associate Director, Oil & Gas
Based in London, Emma plays a key role in the company’s price forecasting and commodity market analyses, with specialisms in crude oil and LNG. Emma joined Fitch Solutions in 2014 and has almost ten years of experience in the energy sector, having previously worked for both consultancies and NGOs as a researcher and analyst. She is a CFA charterholder and is currently completing an MSc in Quantitative Finance.
Dr Thomas van Lanschot
Head of Power & Low Carbon Energy Research
Thomas van Lanschot leads our research into global power markets and low carbon energy utilizing over a decade of experience in the field and has worked for several years at Fitch Solutions as a leading analyst for the power and renewables team in London. He joined Fitch Solutions after completing a PhD in energy systems and has used his background in technical renewable analysis to build out new research themes at the company.
Senior Analyst, Autos
Based in South Africa, Joshua Cobb covers the automotive industry across many regions, including but not limited to Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East And North Africa and Asia. Joshua joined Fitch Solutions (previously BMI Research) in 2017, and was instrumental in building the current Autos research team. He has a particular interest in company, financial and strategy analysis and has proven himself to be a great analyst. Prior to joining the company, Joshua worked as a project manager in both the telecom and construction industries whilst completing his studies in Investment Management (specializing in Financial Engineering). He has also since then proven himself to be a strong Operational Risk analyst as well as a technology analyst, with a focus on 5G, Internet of Things and automation.
Aurelia Waltham, based in London, joined Fitch Solutions in 2020 as an Associate Analyst on the Commodities team covering agribusiness. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions, she competed a BA in Geography at Durham University.
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