The latest edition of the International Energy Agency Global Energy & CO2 Status Report shows some bad news about how the international energy system has been evolving over 2018. From the increasing emissions to sluggish energy efficiency, we are still very far from seeing the changes (or revolution) that the IPCC scientists are calling for.
This month the IPCC released a special report about Global Warming of 1.5 °C and its very likely consequences. Approved in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Saturday October 6th 2018, it is going to be a key scientific input for the next Climate Change Conference, which is going to happen in Katowice in Poland in December. But this is also a kind advice to all Governments, industries and organisations all over the world about the urgency and importance to take action now.
After long negotiations Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) seem to have reached an agreement to form a new government coalition, and setting up a coal phase- out plan is one of the main pillars of the treaty.
Could China lead the world’s transitions to low carbon and greater resilience to climate change? While the US lags behind, stuck on President Trump climate change denial positions, the Red Dragon strengthens its economy transition efforts, leading the way toward sustainable policies and investments.
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