IEA to publish roadmap for energy-sector decarbonisation
12 January, 2021
The International Energy Agency (IEA) will publish a ‘comprehensive roadmap’ later this year detailing how the energy sector can achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
The action plan will set out what is needed from governments, companies, investors and citizens to fully decarbonise the energy sector and put emissions into decline on a path aligned with the targets of the Paris Agreement.
Due to be released in May 2021, the IEA says the document will aim to 'build momentum' in environmental diplomacy ahead of the COP26 climate summit in November, which will be held under the presidency of the UK.
The Paris-based energy watchdog provides an array of analyses and policy recommendations for governments and the energy sector, and has revealed plans to accelerate its activity this year in what are expected to be a pivotal 12 months for global climate action.