Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamental test of leadership for the energy industry. Learn about our plausible and alternative scenarios of what might happen, and our tools that enable you to stress test exist strategies and emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society. Together we can continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition.

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World Energy Transition Radar

Prepare for and shape the post-pandemic future

The World Energy Council is scanning signals of change from around the world to see through the current fog of uncertainty, enhance a strategic conversation on different energy futures and enable orderly global energy transition as the world emerges from crisis. Help to shape the post-pandemic agenda by detecting and sharing signals of change.

PAUSE

Collaboration aiming at a return to normality #WEpause

REWIND

A turn away from globalisation to revive local economies #WErewind

FAST-FORWARD

Collaborative opportunities for transformation #WEforward

RE-RECORD

Diverse approaches to create a human-centred transition #WErerecord

Signals in each scenario are further divided into five types: environment, political, economic, social, technology.

You can add a signal by tweeting with one of the four hashtags: #WEpause,  #WErewind,  #WEforward,  #WErerecord

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#WEpause signals

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Chinese consumers move towards forefront of economic recovery

@Alan Kramp

01 Dec 2020

Households seen to be ready for more sustained rush to spend after months of caution @FT

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Investing COVID-19 stimulus funds in green solutions would deliver millions of jobs

@James Lang

31 Oct 2020

The C40 Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force issued a statement saying that its members are “deeply concerned” that only three to five percent of an estimated US$12 – $15 trillion in international COVID stimulus is currently committed to green initiatives

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#WErewind signals

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Nigeria slips into recession blamed on COVID-19 and oil prices

@Alan Kramp

18 Dec 2020

The country’s economy shrinks two quarters in a row amid contraction in its oil sector.

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#WEforward signals

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#WErerecord signals

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Analysis-COVID-19 vaccines raise hope but the ‘last mile’ challenge looms

@Alan Kramp

11 Jan 2021

Ending the pandemic hinges on tackling a plethora of “last mile” challenges - from a lack of fridges to vaccine hesitancy and fraud, according to specialists.

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