A peer reviewed paper, published today in Nature Communications, examines the global decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Shell and Equinor and finds they are incompatible with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement.
The IEA is finally taking a major step towards living up to its ambition to lead the clean energy transition.
For IEA scenario reform, the devil is in the details. The IEA must develop a 1.5°C scenario that is aligned with the goals of the Paris climate agreement and address the concerns of key WEO users. Anything less would be easy to discount as greenwashing or another example of the pro-fossil fuel bias at the IEA.