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15 signals for energy transition report

Posted on
06 September 2016

World leaders approved a universal climate agreement in Paris last year, drawing a line in the sand for the transformation of the world’s energy system into a clean and sustainable form.
Signs that a global energy transition is happening are everywhere to be seen: in the growth of renewables, the rise of city-level climate actions, the stagnation of CO2 emissions and in companies who are committing to science based targets as the foundation of their climate actions, to name just a few.
It is important to highlight 15 key signs or “signals” of the energy transition, to help raise awareness that the transition to a new, sustainable, equitable, just and fair global energy system has irrevocably begun. What is needed now is to accelerate the transition and scale it up to have a chance of keeping global temperature rise to a limit of 1.5°C, as countries committed to in the Paris Agreement just eight months ago.