The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published Seven Key Principles for Implementing Net Zero to ensure “dramatic acceleration of progress towards clean growth and resilience”. The document, which has so far been welcomed by 20 countries, was published following the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit yesterday. Announcing the Paris-based agency’s plan to release this guidance after the summit, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said: “As part of the summit, we at the International Energy Agency developed seven key principles that provide a framework for countries to work together and translate their ambitious targets into real emission reductions by putting credible energy policies. These Seven Key Principles have been supported by governments around the world and I expect more to come.” The principles cover the need for sustainable recoveries from the COVID-19 crisis, the critical importance of implementable emissions reduction roadmaps for the current decade, and the development of stronger mechanisms for international coordination to accelerate innovation and deployment in each major emitting sector of the global economy. They also address issues such as technology collaboration, best-practice sharing, investment tracking, ensuring people-centred transitions, and integrating energy security and affordability into net-zero plans.
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