World energy transitions outlook 2022: 1.5°C pathway

Governments should take "radical and immediate" action to ensure the world remains on the pathway to keeping global warming below 2°C, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in the World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022 report.

In Paris in 2015, signatories to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change agreed to pursue efforts to try to limit the rise in global temperatures by 2050 to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The World Energy Transitions Outlook presents a pathway to that goal, one that decarbonises all end uses, with electrification and energy efficiency as primary drivers, enabled by renewables, green hydrogen and sustainable modern bioenergy. This second edition of the Outlook outlines priority areas and actions based on available technologies that must be realised by 2030 to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century.