Policy & Regulation

Limiting climate change to 1.5C will curb role of gas

A new report by the IPCC outlines the risks of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures and renews calls for action to cut carbon emissions worldwide A new report by the IPCC outlines the risks of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures and renews calls for action to cut carbon emissions worldwide.
By Andrew Walker 9 October 2018 0 32834
A coal-fired power plant in the UK. (E.On)

Global gas consumption will decline significantly if governments decide to act on the conclusions of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The special report, which was commissioned during the signing of the Paris agreement in 2015, details the impact of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures and what needs to be done to prevent warming from rising further.

Global carbon emissions will need to peak in 2020 or soon after and decline to zero by around 2050 to...