IEA to present global zero-emissions plan

The International Energy Agency will present a roadmap in May detailing how the global energy industry is to achieve zero-emissions.

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In an attempt to turn ambition to action, the International Energy Agency (IEA) will publish a plan in May for making the combined global energy sector a zero-emitter by 2050, as revealed by IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol in a Financial Times opinion piece.

"This will set out detailed analysis of what needs to happen across the global economy to recover from the Covid-19 crisis and put emissions on a path in line with a rise of 1.5C. The road map to net zero is vital ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in November when countries will set out their latest plans for cutting emissions," Birol writes.

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