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IEA warns: Five years to slash emissions or face dangerous climate change

Posted on 14 November 2011

Not known for alarmism and sometimes criticized for being too optimistic, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that without bold action in the next five years the world will lock itself into high-emissions energy sources that will push climate change beyond the 2 degrees Celsius considered relatively ’safe’ by many scientists and officials.
“As each year passes without clear signals to drive investment in clean energy, the ‘lock-in’ of high-carbon infrastructure is making it harder and more expensive to meet our energy security and climate goals,” says Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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