The IEA has a crucial opportunity in 2021 to guide the world towards 1.5°C-aligned energy investment.
We outline crucial steps the IEA must take to get on track.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says it wants to be at the forefront of climate action, yet it has historically published energy scenarios that are biased towards the fossil fuel industry and guide governments and investors towards failure in meeting the Paris Agreement goals.
In 2021, the IEA has taken a critical, long overdue step towards reform by committing to produce an energy scenario compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, to be published in a special report on 18 May.
In this short briefing, we outline steps the IEA must take to ensure this new scenario has both scientific integrity and a transformative impact in shifting energy investment.
To effectively guide the world towards 1.5°C-aligned investment, the IEA must:
For more on the campaign to reform the IEA and #FixtheWEO, see http://fixtheweo.org.