19 September | New York

Carbon Tracker and Confluence Philanthropy have collaborated to present to you an upcoming event for Climate Week New York 2023: Policymakers and the value of data and transparency. Policymakers and regulators are increasingly highlighting the value of independent data in climate and energy decision-making. The need to improve transparency and accountability was one of the key recommendations in last year’s UN High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero.

Comprehensive data on fossil fuel production is also a growing area of scrutiny, given that oil, gas and coal are responsible for over 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and that the Paris climate framework makes no mention whatsoever of fossil fuels (with production and usage seemingly continuing unchecked since the Paris Agreement of 2015). It’s worth noting that any references to fossil fuels were not included in any COP communique until COP26 in Glasgow in 2021; and that even then, the reference was watered down to mention only coal and fossil fuel subsidies.

The challenge of phasing-out fossil fuels to keep us within dangerous warming limits will however be very much on the agenda of COP28 in Dubai at the end of this year. Against this background – and foregrounded by the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit – an event during New York Climate Action Week which focuses on energy and climate data and transparency, and its value to policymakers and other stakeholders will be timely.


9:00 – 9:05 Introduction

  • Richard Folland, Head of Policy and Engagement, Carbon Tracker

9:05-9:10 Opening Remarks 

  • Alison Paton, Generation Foundation

9:10-9:25 Sample Tool Presentation 

  • Carbon Tracker’s Global Registry of Fossil Fuels – Rob Schuwerk, Head of US Office, Carbon Tracker  

9:25-10:10 Policymaker Panel 

  • How can public access data inform effective public policy decision-making?
  • Do governments and businesses need to be made more accountable for their fossil fuel production and related policies
  • Moderated by Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Representatives from governments, UNEP, and business.

10:10- 10:55 Investor Panel 

  • How can investors use these public access data tools?
  • What more information would investors find useful?
  • Moderated by Brynn O’Brien, Executive Director, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR)

Representatives from UNEP and Financial Institutions

10:55 – 11: 00 Concluding Remarks 

Dana Lanza, President and CEO, Confluence Philanthropy

Speakers are to be announced as they are confirmed. 

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