IEA grapples with impossible trade-offs in landmark ‘net zero’ roadmap

Without behavioural change, unproven technology must bridge the gap between rampant demand and a collapse in fossil fuels

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The International Energy Agency has entered uncharted territory by releasing its first 1.5C Paris-aligned pathway. The Net Zero Emissions (NZE) scenario seeks to strike an impossible balance between political expediency, technological innovation and market realities. Its central call for no new fossil investment marks a significant departure from all pr…

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