Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Anniversary of the Paris climate agreement: energy trends since 2015

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The adoption of renewable energy sources has increased since the signing of the Paris climate agreement in 2015, when global targets were set to limit the rise in global temperatures by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy from renewable sources now represents 25% of electricity, as shown in these tables of electricity production by source, rebased to 2015, date of the Paris agreement.

At the 2020 anniversary climate summit on Saturday, co-hosted by the UK and France, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed how much remains to be done before Paris’ ambition to keep global warming as close as possible to 1.5 ° C is achieved. .

“The commitments made in Paris were far from sufficient to achieve this. And even those commitments are not being kept, ”Mr. Guterres said, noting that the world was on track for 3C warming.

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