IEA Report: Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector
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- Jun 10, 2021 5:25 pm GMTJun 9, 2021 7:53 pm GMT
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This is quite a detailed roadmap that the IEA lays out.
The list of authors is long and varied and the list of peer reviewers is even longer. It was no small feat to reach any measure of consensus. Overall, I found it quite hopeful and encouraging, though far from a done deal:
"Despite the current gap between rhetoric and reality on emissions, our Roadmap shows that
there are still pathways to reach net zero by 2050. The one on which we focus is – in our
analysis – the most technically feasible, cost‐effective and socially acceptable. Even so, that
pathway remains narrow and extremely challenging, requiring all stakeholders –
governments, businesses, investors and citizens – to take action this year and every year
after so that the goal does not slip out of reach."