In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that to achieve net-zero emissions, all new investments in fossil fuel projects such as pipelines must be ended, and it calls for the rapid adoption of renewable energy such as solar and wind energy, and a large-scale research and development programme to develop future technologies, including producing energy from hydrogen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Faith Birol, IEA executive director, says, “The scale and speed of the efforts demanded by this critical and formidable goal … make this perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.”