The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]
The latest International Energy Agency report on energy efficiency sets out a vision for 2040 with 60% more building space and 20% more people, and double global GDP while using only marginally more energy than today and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 12%. Whereas, the handling of materials will make up to 50 gigatonnes of carbon[…]
ENERGY Increasing Resilience in Energy Systems: E-mobility, decentralized generation and outdated infrastructure are putting unprecedented pressure on energy systems, while increased connectivity and complexity are raising the exposure to cyberattacks and cascade failure. International Energy Agency’s The Future of Petrochemicals: The Future of Petrochemicals: Towards a more Sustainable Supply of Plastics and Fertilizers. This new report[…]
1 bn people around the world lack access to electricity, and some 3 bn still rely on polluting solid fuels — like wood or charcoal — for cooking. The International Energy Agency maintains that, to achieve universal electricity access by 2030, off-grid and mini-grid solutions would have to account for over 2/3 of additional electricity supply investment. World’s multilateral[…]
The Kyiv, Ukraine-based Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre is a partner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Ukraine. As such, they provide technical advice to help Ukrainian enterprises to reduce net consumption of energy and resources.