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  • IB DP: Global Change — Global climate — Responding to global climate change

Click to read the article below and then answer the questions:

How can the world get to net zero emissions by 2050?

  1. What is the International Energy Agency?

  2. Outline one milestone, suggested by the IEA, for each of the following areas: building / transport / industry / electricity and heat

  3. “Most of the energy would come from renewable sources.” Describe and explain the IEA’s predictions for the relative importance of different renewable sources of energy?

  4. “People will have to change their lifestyles . . . with about 4 per cent of the forecast emissions reductions to come from changes in behaviour.” Discuss this statement linking it to the geographical concepts of power and possibilities.

Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com

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