10 Dec 2019

Clean Energy Transition Pathways and Tracking Progress with Paris Agreement Implementation

Event — Madrid, Spain

Energy production and use constitutes the largest source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. Identifying long-term strategies towards clean energy transition and tracking progress in energy-related emissions and their underlying drivers are therefore essential to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

IEA and TERI have provided pathways for decarbonisation and sustainable development in key energy sectors. For instance, IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) lays out a pathway for how the world’s energy sector can change course to deliver key energy-related sustainable development goals, including on climate change. In addition to the pathways, tracking tools based on the latest data and rigorous analysis across all fuels and technologies help countries identify the current status and support development of recommendations for action.

The event will introduce the latest analyses on clean energy transition pathways and underscore the importance of reporting and monitoring progress. Based on the results, it will highlight remaining gaps and key opportunities, motivating policymakers and other stakeholders to scale up their actions to deliver the Paris Agreement’s goal.