by Laudato Si’ Movement | Oct 14, 2021 | Blog, Divestment, News and Updates | 0 comments
The International Energy Agency (IEA), long criticized for fossil fuel friendly modelling, will release its 2021 World Energy Outlook (WEO) this Wednesday, 13 October. WEO 2021 will be a key indication of the IEA’s commitment to overhauling its influential energy analysis to meet the urgency of the climate crisis.
The IEA broke new ground in May by releasing its first full 1.5°C-aligned energy scenario, and finding that net zero by 2050 means no need for new oil, gas, or coal extraction. This briefing outlines key questions climate advocates will be asking to evaluate the IEA’s progress in transforming the WEO to serve global climate goals. Here’s what we are looking out for in the WEO this year: