On 21 October, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published their World Energy Outlook (WEO) special briefing for COP-21. Furthering the work undertaken in the WEO Special Report on Energy and Climate Change released earlier this year, the special briefing incorporates all climate pledges that have been submitted to date, as well as updated energy data, and assesses what the energy sector could look like in 2030 if all Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) were implemented, and whether this is enough to put the energy sector on a pathway consistent with the world’s agreed global climate goal.
The special briefing found that all INDCs, to date, have taken into account energy sector emissions, and if all INDC goals are met, energy-related emissions will plateau or be in decline by 2030. Global energy intensity would improve and the power sector would see an emissions plateau at close to today’s levels.
For more information download the IEA’s WEO Special Briefing for COP-21.
- Climate & Energy
- 10 November 2015