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Statistical Review of World Energy 2021 | 70th edition

The inside track on an historic year in global energy markets 

‎2020 was one of the most tumultuous years for global energy in modern history. What actually ‎happened? How surprising was it? What did we learn about the functioning of the energy ‎system? And what messages does it contain for the energy transition and the path to net zero?‎


Spencer Dale, bp’s chief economist, launched the bp ‎Statistical Review of World Energy, after which expert commentators reflected on ‘the path to net zero: ‎opportunities and challenges for COP 26’.‎


‎Giulia Chierchia, bp’s executive vice president strategy & sustainability, was joined by Nigel ‎Topping, UN climate action champion for COP26, and Paul Bodnar, managing director, global ‎head of sustainable investing at BlackRock. They focused on some of the ‎lessons and messages from the past year ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November. The conversation was be moderated by author and Financial ‎Times journalist Gillian ‎Tett.

 

An on-demand recording of the Statistical Review of World Energy launch webcast is now available – please register if you haven't already done so and click on the green 'Launch player' button to access it.

Date Thursday 8 July
Time 2 — 3.30pm BST (approx.)

Speakers

Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale is bp’s chief economist. He manages bp’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial and strategic decisions. bp’s economics team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and the Energy Outlook.

Spencer Dale joined bp as group chief economist in October 2014. Prior to that, he was executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee.

Between 2008 and 2014, Spencer was chief economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Spencer joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous roles, including private secretary to Mervyn King and head of economic forecasting. Spencer served as a senior advisor at the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008.

 

He was educated at the University of Wales, gaining a BSc in Economics in 1988 and at the University of Warwick, gaining an MSc in Economics in 1989, whereupon he immediately joined the Bank of England.

Giulia Chierchia

Giulia Chierchia

Giulia joined bp in April 2020 as executive vice president, strategy & sustainability. In her role, ‎Giulia drives bp’s strategy and sustainability agenda. She has also oversight for the group’s ethics ‎and compliance organization.

Prior to bp, she worked for McKinsey, where she was a senior partner. She led the global ‎downstream oil and gas practice and was a key member of the chemicals and electricity, power ‎and natural gas practices.

 

Giulia has more than 10 years’ experience in the energy sector, including ‎helping companies shape their strategies for the energy transition.

 

A graduate of Bocconi University in Milan, Giulia also holds an MBA from INSEAD. She is half ‎Belgian, half Italian and grew up in London. She is also a mother of two children.‎

Nigel ‎Topping

Nigel ‎Topping

Nigel Topping is the UN’s high-level climate action champion, appointed by UK prime minister ‎Boris Johnson in January 2020.

Nigel works alongside the Chilean high-level climate action ‎champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and ‎drive action from businesses, investors, organizations, cities and regions on climate change, and ‎to coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention ‎on Climate Change (UNFCCC).‎

Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to ‎accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was executive director of the ‎Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18-year career in the private sector, having worked across ‎the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.‎
Paul Bodnar

Paul Bodnar

Paul Bodnar is managing director, global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock. Paul’s team ‎drives BlackRock’s leadership in sustainable investing through the development of cutting-edge ‎climate and sustainability research and integration of these insights throughout BlackRock's suite ‎of investment solutions and Aladdin.‎
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Paul previously served as chief strategy officer at RMI, a global non-profit organization, working to ‎accelerate the clean energy transition. While at RMI, he founded the Center for Climate-Aligned ‎Finance to help large financial institutions transition to net-zero emissions portfolios.

He also ‎helped establish the Mission Possible Partnership to orchestrate net-zero sector transformation ‎platforms for seven global industries. 

 

Prior to this, Paul served in the White House as special assistant to the president and senior ‎director for energy and climate change at the National Security Council. He was a key architect of ‎the Obama administration's international climate policies, culminating in the Paris Agreement, and ‎led US climate finance policy at the State Department. Earlier in his career, Paul helped lead a $1.2 ‎billion carbon fund at Climate Change Capital and co-founded Vertis Environmental Finance, a ‎leading environmental commodity brokerage.‎
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Paul holds degrees in international relations from Stanford and Harvard universities.‎

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett is the chair of the US editorial board and editor-at-large at the Financial Times.

‎Perhaps best known for predicting the 2007-8 financial crisis, Tett’s bestselling book Fool’s Gold ‎was one of the definitive books on the crash. Tett holds a PhD in social anthropology from the ‎University of Cambridge, where she studied marriage rituals in Tajikistan.‎

Her work for the FT has taken her around the world – from Brussels to Tokyo to Moscow to New ‎York– and has won her numerous awards, including Columnist, Journalist and Business Journalist ‎of the Year prizes at the British Press Awards.‎

Statistical Review of World Energy – webcast archive

2020

The 2020 launch of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy, hosted by bp group chief economist Spencer Dale on Wednesday 17 June in London, was followed by a question-and-answer session. There was no webcast.
2019

The 2019 launch webcast of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy was hosted by Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, on Tuesday 11 June. It was followed by a question-and-answer session. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2018

The 2018 launch webcast of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy was hosted by Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, on Wednesday 13 June. It was followed by a question-and-answer session. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2017

On Tuesday 13 June 2017, Lamar McKay, deputy group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted the launch presentation of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2016

On Wednesday 8 June 2016, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted a live webcast to mark the launch of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2016. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2015

On Wednesday 10 June 2015, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted a live webcast to mark the publication of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2015. The presentation and Q&A session are available to watch on demand.

Energy Outlook – webcast archive

2020

The launch webcast of bp’s Energy Outlook – introduced by Bernard Looney, chief executive officer, and hosted by Spencer Dale, group chief economist – was held on 14 September 2020. You can watch the recording here. The launch marked the start of bp week, during which Bernard and his leadership team presented insights into bp’s strategy. 
2019

On Thursday 14 February 2019, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted the launch presentation of bp’s Energy Outlook – 2019 edition. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2018

On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted the launch presentation of bp’s Energy Outlook – 2018 edition. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2017

On Wednesday 25 January 2017, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted the launch presentation of bp’s Energy Outlook – 2017 edition. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.
2016

On Wednesday 10 February 2016, Bob Dudley, group chief executive, and Spencer Dale, group chief economist, hosted a live webcast to mark the publication of bp’s Energy Outlook – 2016 edition. The webcast presentation is available to watch on demand.