A critical aim of the sustainable recovery plan is to provide a boost to the global economy. A pipeline of such projects would help to maintain steady investment activity and create jobs. The largest increase in supply investment comes from renewables-based power, which is on average double today’s level between 2020 and 2050. temperature rise in 2100, Source: IAMC 1.5°C Scenario Explorer hosted by IIASA release 1.1, https://data.ene.iiasa.ac.at/iamc-1.5c-explorer, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3363345. The coronavirus pandemic may have slashed global carbon emissions but a historic slump in global energy investment this year could threaten climate goals in the longer term, according to a new report. Some of the measures, particularly those involving new infrastructure such as transmission lines, power plants and roads for maintenance, would have an impact on biodiversity and natural ecosystems. Governments may wish to consider implementing price caps to avoid volatility in LPG prices affecting affordability for low-income consumers, or instituting targeted subsidies, as has been done in India. By using analysis of policies, energy data, and technology trends, this report provides a comprehensive view of energy efficiency trends worldwide. The current low cost of capital adds force to the case for supporting research and development, providing market incentives, promoting commercial demonstration plants, and encouraging the scaling up of manufacturing capacity. Compare the new SDS 2020 to IPCC scenarios with a The additional changes involved – particularly those surrounding rates of technological change, infrastructure constraints, social acceptance and behavioural changes, and capital stock replacement – would pose challenges that would be very difficult and very expensive to surmount. This scenario requires $40 billion of annual investment between 2021 and 2030 to reach universal access, making full use of decentralised solutions. The Paris Agreement has an objective of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels”. It Alongside direct government expenditure, consideration could be given to supporting the development of a pipeline of projects by modifying incentive structures and streamlining planning laws and procedures, which could make investment in such projects more attractive to private finance. Analysis done jointly with the International Monetary Fund indicates that this plan would also increase global GDP by 1.1% in each of the next three years, and would lead to global GDP being 3.5% higher in 2023 that it would have been without a spending stimulus. Around 12 million car purchases on average each year would be purchases of more efficient internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) (including hybrids), while around 6.5 million car purchases would be electric vehicles. Oil 2020, the International Energy Agency’s annual outlook for global oil markets, examines the key issues in demand, supply, refining and trade to 2025.. Investment in new infrastructure such as electricity networks and in energy efficiency increases the overall productivity of both workers and capital. Operations, maintenance and management job creation. The Sustainable Recovery Plan set out in this report shows governments have a unique opportunity today to boost economic growth, create millions of new jobs and put global greenhouse gas emissions into structural decline. The already sluggish pace of global progress on energy efficiency is set to slow further this year as a result of the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, deepening the challenge of reaching international energy and climate goals and making stronger government action critical Good policy design can exploit synergies between the three parallel objectives of the SDS. The findings of the ‘World Energy Investment 2019’ report signal a growing mismatch between current trends and the paths to meeting the Paris Agreement and other sustainable development goals. The GIMF provides an estimate of the response in GDP over time across different regions to a surge in spending that is above the past five-year average levels of investment. IEA Bioenergy has launched a new report today, carried out under its Task 43 (Sustainable Biomass Supply), on sustainability governance approaches for bioenergy and biomaterials supply chains. The sustainable recovery plan would provide further long-term employment by “inducing” further jobs across the economy: spending by those in new jobs would lead to further job creation in other sectors. Promote the use of energy management systems in light and heavy industries. for EV recharging. It starts with the SDG outcomes and then works back to set out what would be needed to deliver these goals in a realistic and cost-effective way. In the WEO-2020, the Sustainable Development Scenario also integrates the stimulus packages required for a global sustainable recovery from Covid-19. We hope to help and inspire people to lead more sustainable lives every day with our products. Of the 27 million job-years created worldwide by the sustainable recovery plan, 35% are in energy efficiency projects in the buildings and industry sectors, and just over 25% are in the electricity sector. GIMF is a multi-country dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model used by the IMF for policy and risk analysis (Laxton et al., 2010; Anderson et al., 2013). The SDS sets out an ambitious and pragmatic vision of how the global energy sector can evolve in order to achieve these critical energy-related SDGs. After the 2008-09 financial crisis, spending on clean energy technology and environmental management measures accounted for around 16% of total stimulus measures (as discussed in Chapter 1). The emissions reductions from the three years of the sustainable recovery plan would therefore provide a much higher level of CO2 emissions reductions than was caused by the Covid-19 crisis, but achieve this through structural changes in the way that society produces and consumes energy rather than by curtailing economic activity. It has been used to produce the IMF’s World Economic Outlook scenario analyses since 2008. This generates savings for households, firms and governments which can be reinvested. Where central banks are expanding the supply of money through the purchase of assets, the introduction of appropriate eligibility criteria (for example, a preference to purchase corporate bonds that meet certain conditions), would help to ensure that the finance is directed towards sectors and technologies that are aligned with the goals of the sustainable recovery plan (Matikainen, Campiglio and Zenghelis, 2017). Inflation and real interest rate are percentage point differences from a baseline with no increase in investment. More than 2.6 billion people also relied on traditional uses of biomass, coal or kerosene as their primary cooking fuel in 2018. Many people in developing economies still lack access to modern energy and clean cooking. net-zero emissions) in the second half of this century. Many are boosted by remittances and direct aid from advanced economies that could be at risk because of the economic slowdown. Change on a massive scale would be necessary across a very broad front, and would impinge directly on the lives of almost everyone. This is partly because the amount of spending in advanced economies is less, but also because many of the indirect manufacturing jobs created are located outside of advanced economies. In low-income countries without full electricity access where many people rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking, investment in grids, decentralised systems and clean cooking solutions could employ around 350 000 people globally on average in the period to 2023. This additional investment cost is partially counterbalanced by reduced fuel costs, which mitigates the impact on the energy bills paid by consumers. Public policies have an essential part to play in facilitating the deployment of private capital through regulations, market frameworks and tax reforms. The decline in the use of coal, mostly for power generation, is the main cause of lower SOX emissions. We estimate that this sustainable recovery plan would create nearly 9 million new energy-related jobs in construction and manufacturing on average over the next three years, and that there would be an additional 0.4 million job-years in later years from continued work on assets with long construction periods. Most regions have a domestic supply chain to support construction material production and implementation, and so most of these jobs would be created within the regions where the investment takes place. This means additional spending on more efficient buildings, industrial processes and transport, as well as new demand-side infrastructure, e.g. This global network of researchers and policy experts shares the latest technology research and best practices to advance Solar PV energy deployment. Globally, annual energy-related CO. Energy systems would also become more resilient as a result of the plan. For the third year in a row, the power sector attracted more investment than the oil and gas industry. Publications. We have designed a global sustainable recovery plan for the energy sector which has three goals: to maintain and create jobs, boost economic growth, and improve energy sustainability and resilience. For example, new gas-fired power capacity might lead to emission reductions in countries where it replaces coal, but might “lock-in” a higher level of emissions in countries that do not currently rely heavily on coal-fired power plants. This direct expenditure, together with enabling policies, mobilises private spending of close to $700 billion.2. They can help to ensure that new buildings are constructed as efficiently as possible, and that existing buildings are made more efficient by insulating, air sealing, replacing inefficient appliances and installing heat pumps and renewable energy systems that use solar water heaters and biomass boilers. Accelerate renovation and construction activity by introducing or strengthening requirements for highly efficient or near-zero energy buildings. Sustainability reports These reports give detailed information about the IKEA Group’s work with social and environmental responsibility and shows how far we have come towards achieving our goals. There are increasing amounts of data available to allow markets to assess sustainability risks (TCFD, 2017), as well as measures that allow markets to recognise and reward sustainable investments (European Commission, 2020). Today, the IKEA Sustainability Report FY18* is released – reporting progress from across the IKEA value chain and franchise system towards the commitment to become People & Planet Positive. There is a very strong case for the energy sector to play a central part in these plans: Chapter 2 examined a range of measures, assessing their potential to create jobs and stimulate growth and their likely impact on energy security, emissions and air pollution. In terms of annual changes in GDP, this means that global economic growth each year to 2023 would be 1.1% higher on average than it would have been otherwise. This sustainability report gives an overview of the progress against the IKEA sustainability strategy. Many efficiency measures would lead to consumer savings, often within a short period of time; they would also provide immediate improvements in the resilience of energy systems. “The IEA again misses the mark where it matters the most, completely ignoring the link between sustainable recovery and staying within 1.5°C of warming. This figure is based on the difference between spending on clean energy technologies in recent years and the spending needed to deliver the measures in the plan, taking account of current project pipelines, market conditions and the varying circumstances of countries. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of any IEA newsletter. A further point is that investment in energy supply infrastructure in advanced economies tends to be less labour intensive and to provide a less of a boost to productivity than is the case elsewhere. Promote auctions, grants and rebates that seek to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. Required investment was higher in WEO-2019, at $45 billion per year. Domestic policy frameworks and market designs play a key role in attracting private finance. The $110 billion spending on grids in the sustainable recovery plan would increase total spending on grids globally by around 40% from levels seen in recent years, boosting investment towards the levels needed for a more resilient and sustainable electricity network. In the longer term, however, targeted support to develop and deploy emerging clean energy technologies and boost the skills base of domestic workers could bring important benefits in terms of sustainability and resilience. These conditions are all met in the SDS. As the figure above makes clear, the SDS trajectory is well within the envelope of these scenarios. Thank you for subscribing. Despite nations investing in retrofitting and businesses looking to make energy savings amid lockdown restrictions, global progress on energy efficiency has slowed in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In fact, some countries have introduced additional price interventions to protect newly vulnerable consumers, particularly in the electricity sector (IEA, 2020). This additional capacity would generate nearly 320 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity on average each year. Incentives for efficient and electric cars would likely encourage some consumers to change planned car purchases and some consumers to make new car purchases. Some of the spending on energy projects will need to be undertaken directly by governments. IFIs and MDBs have also been among the largest foreign direct investors in clean energy technologies in developing countries in recent years, offering short-term credit or guarantees (to improve risk-adjusted returns for private investors), helping to remove barriers to investment and providing technical assistance. Strengthen international finance institutions sustainable development lending criteria. Since then the global goalposts have shifted, technological progress has been uneven, and emissions have continued to grow. Overview Reports Contacts The goal of Task 12 is to foster international collaboration and knowledge creation in PV environmental sustainability and safety, as crucial elements for the sustainable growth of PV as a major contributor to global energy supply and emission reductions of … New Publication – Workshop report: Biofuels Sustainability – Focus on Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) Nov 2019. There would be significant co-ordination gains if countries align their actions. IEA Bioenergy is an organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment. The resilience of low-income economies would be substantially improved by increased energy efficiency, better access to electricity and progress on clean cooking solutions. Based on existing and announced policies – as described in the IEA Stated Policies Scenario (STEPS) – the world is not on course to achieve the outcomes of the UN SDGs most closely related to energy: to achieve universal access to energy (SDG 7), to reduce the severe health impacts of air pollution (part of SDG 3) and to tackle climate change (SDG 13). Total government spending over the three years of the plan ($870 billion) would be equivalent to less than 10% of estimated fiscal expenditure in recovery plans that have been announced globally as of the end of May 2020 (Battersby, Lam and Ture, 2020). Advance cross-border transport links and establish infrastructure that provides hubs for alternative fuels for international travel and transport. The scale of the needed investment for the plan means that in practice most of it is going to have to come from the private sector. As discussed in Chapter 2, phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies in nearly all regions would reduce CO2 emissions by around 700 million tonnes (Mt) by 2030. The near-term focus of the sustainable recovery plan is to stabilise existing projects to maintain jobs and to launch new projects with very short lead times to jump-start new employment. Global CO2 emissions from the energy sector and industrial processes fall from 35.8 billion tonnes in 2019 to less than 10 billion tonnes by 2050 and are on track to net zero emissions by 2070. Almost all of these IPCC scenarios (88 out of 90) assume some level of net negative emissions. The impacts of the sustainable recovery plan on global GDP have been estimated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) using the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal (GIMF) model5. the G20 countries) will have an important role to play in underpinning the sustainable recovery plan measures in some countries. Around n one-third of this would be because of reductions in the traditional use of biomass as a result of shifts to clean cooking solutions. 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