The window in which we can keep average global warming to within 1.5 degrees of the pre-industrial era is closing fast. The only way in which we can achieve this is by dramatically reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by the mid-21st century. To have even a chance of reaching this objective, the energy sector needs to lead a seismic shift in how the world is powered. If this one sector fails, climate breakdown will be all but inevitable.
In this article, we examine the latest update to the Net Zero Roadmap published by the International Energy Agency to assess the current and likely future performance of the energy sector.
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