6th December | 16:30 – 17:30 CET

Location: Online

Emissions are not in line with modelled global mitigation pathways consistent with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and implement existing commitments to limit warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Much more ambition is needed in domestic mitigation measures in NDCs and in LTSs to in order to halve global emissions by 2030, reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 globally. Achieving net zero CO2 and GHG emissions requires systemic transformations across all sectors and scaling up low- and zero-emission alternatives, and implementing both supply- and demand-side measures.

Transformation of global energy systems is at the core of the challenge and opportunity of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Energy system mitigation measures could account for 74 per cent of total global mitigation in reaching net zero GHG emissions. A rapid reduction of the world economy’s reliance on fossil fuels towards clean energy is central for just transitions to net zero emissions.

This event presented system transformations in the industry, transport, buildings, and land use sectors and discussed the feasibility of decarbonisation pathways.

Speakers: Dr. Ioannis Dafnomilis, Dr. Isabela Schmidt Tagomori, Ms. Elena Hooijschuur and Dr. Jessica Strefler