Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This post has been updated. Tackling climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid century is "the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced," yet it is something the world can still achieve, the world's leading energy body said today, for the first time unveiling its own roadmap for reaching the critical target. To achieve this, the International Energy Agency said that countries must halt all investment in new fossil fuel supply projects, and greenlight no new coal plants. Among the climate "milestones" laid out by the IEA are the demand to achieve zero emissions from electricity generation in rich countries by 2035, and the rest of the world by 2040. The agency says wealthy nations then have another five years to reach net zero emissions from all energy use, with the rest of the world achieving that target by 2050. Some of the keys to achieving this, the IEA said, would be: "Unparalleled" investment in renewable energy and clean energy, "… with governments putting R&D, demonstration and deployment at the core of energy and climate policy" Setting "near-term milestones" to bring countries on track to achieve longer-term targets Unprecedented levels of… Read full this story
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