2021 World Energy Issues Monitor – World Energy Council

The World Energy Issues Monitor provides a snapshot of what keeps CEOs, Ministers and experts awake at night in over 100 countries.

The Monitor helps to define the world energy agenda and its evolution over time. It provides a high-level perception of what constitute issues of critical uncertainty, in contrast to those that require immediate action or act as developing signals for the future. It is an essential tool for understanding the complex and uncertain environment in which energy leaders must operate, and a tool through which one can challenge one’s own assumptions on the key drivers within the energy landscape.

This 12th iteration of the World Energy Issues Monitor is based on insights of more than 2,500 energy leaders in 108 countries to provide 60 national assessments across six world regions. This year’s report also asks energy leaders to highlight the priority issues for 2021 and how prepared their country is to handle different risks.

In addition to this report, the interactive Issues Monitor online tool allows the visualisation of the data that underpins the Issues Maps.

This tool has been developed in collaboration with our Project Partner, ARUP.

World Energy Issues Monitor 2021, published by the World Energy Council