Decarbonization by the Numbers (with Michele Della Vigna)


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The transition to a greener economy is absolutely essential for the future of life as we know it. Governments and companies have committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, but it’s not clear how they plan to get there – or how much it will cost. Today’s guest, though, has some idea.

Michele Della Vigna runs the Carbonomics research program at Goldman Sachs, which looks at the economics behind a transition to net-zero emissions. On the eve of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Michele joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the importance of carbon pricing, market pressure, and new technology in accelerating a shift to net-zero.

They also discuss:

  • Why the American consumer makes carbon taxes trickier.
  • The role of oil majors in the shift to renewables.
  • How corporate commitments to decarbonize could surprise at COP26.


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