Long-term climate goals being failed by most sectors: Long-term climate and energy access goals are in danger of being failed by the majority of sectors and technologies.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) according to report has warned that the Covid-19 crisis shouldn’t delay the transition to clean energy and asked governments to take immediate action to ensure this.

Only six out of the 46 surveyed technologies and sectors are currently on track to meet their sustainability goals according to a new report published by the organisation.

At the end of last year technologies such as electric vehicles and data centres were on track but the energy storage and nuclear sectors fell behind their 2019 installation targets.

Most of the largest contributors to global emissions according to the study,  remain behind targets, with the power sector registering a drop of only 1.3% in 2019 against its goal of 4%.

The Covid-19 crisis could slow down progress, the report further states that, with key sectors facing growth challenges such as deploying low carbon solutions or delays in clean energy investments.

Executive Director at IEA, Dr Fatih Birol said: “This is not the time to take our foot off the pedal. Our latest findings make clear the urgent need for governments to do more to foster the growth of these technologies, which can create jobs, stimulate economic growth and also help us accelerate transitions to cleaner energy systems.”

Long-term climate goals being failed by most sectors

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