REACHING ZERO EMISSIONS FROM HARDER-TO-ABATE SECTORS
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BETTER GROWTH
CLEANER ENERGY
FASTER CHANGE
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There is an urgent need to make the right decisions about our energy systems. We are a diverse group from across the energy landscape, aiming to accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C.

 

Mission Possible

Decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors

In 2018, the ETC is focusing its analytical and influencing efforts on those sectors which are likely to be harder to decarbonize in heavy duty transport – trucking, shipping and aviation – and industry – steel, cement and plastics. Together these sectors represent 40% of carbon emissions from the energy systems today, but this share will grow to 60% of remaining emissions by 2040 in a 2˚C scenario, as other high-emitting sectors are decarbonized and demand for mobility and materials grows in emerging economies. Our aim is to assess whether and how these sectors can be fully decarbonized and to accelerate action from key policy, industry and finance players.

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Who We Are

LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE ENERGY LANDSCAPE

We are a diverse group of leaders from public, private and social sectors. We are energy users and suppliers, researchers and advisers, with experience in various geographies.

Together, we aim to accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C. We hope to build a trusted fact-base and coalition to support energy policy and investment decision-making across countries and sectors. ..................................................


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The Challenge

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

One of the greatest questions of our time is how to provide the energy needed for a growing and more prosperous global population, without damaging the environment beyond repair. Billions of us need better access to energy - to meet basic needs and to industrialize. Yet at the same time, our energy systems need to become cleaner, to support long-term prosperity.

The energy decisions that will be made in the next 15 years will determine whether both of these objectives can be met. ..................................................


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