The Energy Transition and the Extractives Sector


The energy transition, necessary for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), refers to the gradual and long-term transformation of our energy system from a fossil-based one to a zero-carbon one. The task is complex, multidimensional, cross-sectoral and it will impact everyone.

This topic overview focuses on the implications of the energy transition for the extractives sector and provides details of different pathways available to policy makers from resource rich economies. It highlights the challenges and opportunities that will arise from the energy transition and explains the necessary elements of a just and sustainable global energy transformation, where no one is left behind.

This Energy Transitions topic overview is comprised of the following chapters: