Schneider Electric

Back to 2050

1.5°C is more feasible than we think.

To keep global warming limited to 1.5 degrees, carbon dioxide emissions must be zeroed by 2050, and reduced by 30-50% by 2030. The bulk of these emissions comes from energy. A transition toward a net-zero economy is thus also an energy transition of momentous proportions. The pace and extent of its unfolding has simply no precedent in history: it has to happen within a time frame twice shorter than in the past, and on a global scale.

This report is another contribution to this question and proposes an alternative approach. It builds on key findings from the study of past energy transitions. History indeed reveals that what drives energy transitions is actually the way this energy is used and consumed.

Find out more in the full report.