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How to balance the energy transition and energy resilience for a net-zero future

The events of the past year have brought into focus renewed concerns about energy resilience and affordability for almost every country in the world. These concerns have led some to question the feasibility, or even the advisability, of a net-zero transition by 2050. In a recent McKinsey report, senior partners Daniel Pacthod, Hamid Samandari, and Humayun Tai highlight a range of near-term actions that countries and regions around the world could take to ensure they transition their energy system while maintaining focus on the immediate needs of energy reliance and affordability—and thereby achieving a more orderly transition. Explore the insights below for more on squaring resilience and net-zero commitments, learn more about McKinsey’s ongoing strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum, and bookmark this page for daily #WEF23 updates featuring crucial insights on the key themes at Davos.

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