Five trends that will cut global emissions in 2021
Climate change really hit the top of the agenda for commodities in 2020. Not even the coronavirus-driven collapse in demand could stall the increasing global focus on tackling carbon emissions. If anything, the pandemic may have given energy and metals producers a glimpse of the challenges that lie ahead in a low carbon future. It certainly highlighted the need for resilient business models and economies.
Around the world, companies and governments have shifted their net zero commitments up a gear. Ambitious targets have been set. Carbon pricing has accelerated. And renewables have grown in importance in many oil and gas companies’ portfolios, and as a power source for mining.
How will this momentum build in 2021? Which trends will gain the most traction, and have the greatest impact on emissions? Wood Mackenzie has set out our predictions in Emissions: 5 things to look for in 2021.
What’s in the full report?
- COP26 will focus attention on climate commitments
- Technological innovation will help cut extraction emissions
- Reporting requirements will ramp up
- Green credentials will become a selling point for commodities
- Energy and mining companies will divest and diversify to manage emissions risk
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