Saturday, November 16, 2019

World Energy Outlook 2019 suggests a path fully aligned with the Paris Agreement goal

WEO 2019the International Energy Agency’s flagship publication, suggests a pathway that enables the world to meet climate, energy access and air quality goals while maintaining a strong focus on the reliability and affordability of energy for a growing global population.
The path the world is on right now is presented by the Current Policies Scenario, which provides a baseline vision of how global energy systems would evolve if governments make no changes to their existing policies.

The Stated Policies Scenario, formerly known as the New Policies Scenario, incorporates today’s policy intentions and targets in addition to existing measures.
The Sustainable Development Scenario, path fully aligned with the Paris Agreement aim of holding the rise in global temperatures to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C , indicates what needs to be done differently to fully achieve climate and other energy goals that policy makers around the world have set themselves.