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Redrawing the energy-climate map: world energy outlook special report

The energy sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and limiting these is an essential focus of action. The World Energy Outlook has published detailed analysis of the energy contribution to climate change for many years. But, amid major international economic preoccupations, there are worrying signs that the issue of climate change has slipped down the policy agenda. This Special Report seeks to bring it right back on top by showing that the dilemma can be tackled at no net economic cost.

The report:

  • maps out the current status and expectations of global climate and energy policy;
  • sets out four specific measures for the energy sector that can be quickly and effectively implemented;
  • indicates elements of action to achieve further reductions, after 2020;
  • demonstrates that the energy sector needs to take immediate action to address the risks implicit in climate change.