Decision support for reaching Net Zero

Comparing corporate & academic approaches
Energy Modelling Series

Energy Modelling Series | Seminar 1/2022

Decision support for reaching Net Zero

Jussi Nokkala | Director, Sustainability & Climate change leader | PwC Finland
Tommi Ekholm | Research professor, Climate change mitigation | Finnish Meteorological Institute
Kimmo Vilske | Partner, Energy utilities & resources leader | PwC Finland

In this event, we will review approaches to supporting decision making for reaching net zero carbon outcomes, focusing on marginal abatement cost curves (MACC). Jussi Nokkala from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will consider how corporate approaches to climate change have shifted from climate reporting to climate reduction plans. He will then explain the MACC approach at PwC can support these carbon emissions reductions. Tommi Ekholm from the Finnish Meteorological Institute will then give a commentary on MACC methodology from an academic perspective and how this can be used to support policymaking for a net zero carbon future. After this overview of MACC from corporate and academic perspectives, Kimmo Vilske from PwC will explain the concrete outcomes of corporate emission reduction plans, looking at resulting projects and transactions for low carbon energy systems. Overall the event will inform the audience on the tools to support decision making for a net zero future, their application in different contexts, and the resulting outcomes.

This event is part of the Energy Modelling event series organized by Aalto Networking Platform

This event is held in Zoom, please register here.

Jussi Nokkala portrait

Jussi Nokkala is a Director in PwC’s Consulting practice, leading the ESG and Climate related consulting work at PwC Finland.  With over 10 years of experience in developing ESG and climate strategies for companies and investors, Jussi is one of the leading ESG experts in Finland. Previously, Jussi has worked at PwC in London and Amsterdam developing climate-related ESG ratings for some of the world's largest institutional investors.

Tommi Ekholm portrait

Tommi Ekholm is research professor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, focusing on climate change mitigation. His research covers techno-economic analyses on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the society, particularly through long-term scenarios calculated with Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs). In addition to academic research, he has provided decision-support for climate policy in national, EU and international levels, for example in United Nations’ climate negotiations.

This event is the first of Aalto Networking Platform's energy modelling seminar series in 2022.

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