Under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) is a global, high-level body of engineers and energy systems experts to contribute to the UN Secretary-General’s goal to build a coalition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and to the UN generally on engineering pathways to achieve comprehensive decarbonization by mid-century. The Council is co-chaired by Gerd Müller, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
The work of the CEET will be undertaken by an independent and impartial council of recognized global experts, serving in their personal capacity and responding to requests for information by the UN System. This council is comprised of energy system experts that come from a diverse background of expertise (hydrogen, power generation, renewables, energy storage, CCS, etc.), industries, sectors, and regions (incl. Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, LAC, and Western Asia) and will be convening in-person at COP27 during Week 1.
The CEET plans to deliver a statement in a public-facing panel-setting on Decarbonization day in the morning to present engineering solutions for the energy transition and some key recommendations to serve as critical engineering inputs to COP negotiations. CEET’s objective is to promote and highlight Egypt’s major theme: “Getting to implementation”, through a first-time in history, engineer-led and co-designed decarbonization forum.