Investment in the energy sector fell by 18% in 2020, far more than the 5% fall in energy demand; this session will examine the implications for the outlook, focusing in particular on the alignment of capital flows with the needs of secure, rapid energy transitions.


  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer


  • Mike Waldron
  • Lucila Arboleya


  • Deirdre Cooper, Co-Head, Thematic Equity, Ninety-One
  • Nigel Jollands, Associate Director, EBRD
  • Gu Yoon Chung, Head of Business Development Asia Pacific, Enel Green Power Asia



The World Energy Outlook-2020 provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach, and the new Outlook explores in detail the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the energy sector and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.