The recent trends show that the gap between where we are and where we should be to achieve the 1.5°C Paris Agreement goal is not decreasing but widening. IRENA’s preview of its World Energy Transitions Outlook proposes energy transition solutions for the narrow pathway available to contain the rise of temperature to 1.5°C and halt irreversible global warming. Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today. IRENA’s “1.5°C pathway” indicates over 90% of all decarbonization solutions in 2050 will involve renewable energy through the direct supply of low-cost power, efficiency, renewable-powered electrification in end-use as well as green hydrogen. Carbon capture and removal technologies in combination with bioenergy will deliver the ‘last mile’ CO2 reductions towards a net-zero energy system. This webinar will present high-level insights on energy transition technology components and investment needs in setting the world on a trajectory towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive energy future.
• Ricardo Gorini, Head of the Renewable Energy Roadmaps team
• Rodrigo Leme, Renewable Energy Roadmaps team
• Gayathri Prakash, Renewable Energy Roadmaps team