20 Mar '17, 8am

New IRENA study: Eliminating global energy-related carbon emissions led by renewables is possible

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition”, was launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. The study presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change. IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin: “We are in a good position to transform the global energy system” “The Paris Agreement reflected an unprecedented international determinatio...

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