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Are net zero emissions by 2050 possible? Yes, says IEA

It's vital that we switch to renewable energy to meet net zero by 2050. Image: Unsplash/Anna Jiménez Calaf

David Elliott

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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a chart showing selected global milestones for policies, infrastructure and technology deployment in the NZE
These are the key net-zero milestones. Image: IEA

charts showing the global average annual energy investment needs by sector and technology in the NZE
By 2050, almost 90% of the electricity produced globally will need to come from renewable sources. Image: IEA

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To meet the emissions goals, it's important that citizens adapt to new ways of doing things. Image: IEA
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Technological innovation will be an important part of meeting net-zero goals. Image: https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050
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