ECIU Tallks to Rachel Kyte: closing the emissions ambition gap before COP27

Dean of the Fletcher School on the new imperatives driving faster reduction in reliance on volatile and expensive fossil fuels.

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By Gareth Redmond-King


Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and former senior UN and World Bank official, Rachel Kyte, reflects on the opportunity this presents for enhancing emissions pledges

“So far, the EU’s view is that this is the double-down on renewable energy … Europe is pivoting away, and wants to build up its renewable energy capability; that’s important. It needs to do that for the rest of the world as well. We must not forget those who have no energy, so there needs to be seriousness about closing the energy access gap. And as the IEA keeps telling us, the first thing is we have to be much more efficient. So, none of this is new. But it all has to happen really quickly now.”