Monday, June 22, 2015
Countdown to COP21 - Emissions Reductions and Economic Growth: The IEA's Energy and Climate Change Report 2015
Among other things the IEA report report offers an energy analysis that explores the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. It finds that for the first time we are seeing declining emissions alongside growth in many parts of the world. It further posits five pragmatic energy measures that advance climate goals without thwarting economic growth. It also indicates that we must see GHGs peak in the near term.
The report provides a detailed analysis of each nation's proposed GHG emissions cuts for COP21, formally known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC).
The report indicated that we need to fast track low carbon energy technologies like renewables which are essential if we are to meet our climate goals. Finally the report recommends four key energy pillars to build success at COP21
To download the 10 page executive summary of the IEA report click here
To download the entire 200 page document click here.
Posted by Richard Matthews