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Launch of The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023
| 12:30 – 14:00 CEST

Join the launch of the Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023!

The Breakthrough Agenda Report is an annual collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions in collaboration with the GlobalABC, focused on supporting stronger international collaboration to drive faster reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions. This year’s report shows that current efforts on clean energy and sustainable solutions, while improving, are not yet delivering the levels of investment and deployment required to meet international climate goals. In response, it calls on governments to strengthen collaboration in key areas – such as standards and regulation, financial and technical assistance and market creation – to turbocharge the transition.

This second report in the series assesses progress over the past 12 months against the recommendations made in the inaugural Breakthrough Agenda Report across five key sectors – power, hydrogen, road transport, steel and agriculture. The authors use this assessment to inform their advice for governments, businesses and civil society on actionable next steps to strengthen collaboration in and across the major emitting sectors, updating the recommendations wherever necessary. The guidance spans finance, research and development, demand-side adoption, supporting infrastructure and public engagement.

This year's report, and following the development of the Buildings Breakthrough, includes a chapter on buildings in which five areas are identified as priorities for international collaboration to deliver a near-zero emissions and resilient buildings:

1️⃣ Standards and certification
2️⃣ Demand creation
3️⃣ Finance and investments
4️⃣ Research and innovation
5️⃣ Knowledge and skills

The report also includes a Cement Chapter. With the addition of the Buildings and Cement sectors, the Breakthrough Agenda would cover more than 60% of global emissions.

The Launch Event

The launch event will take place at 12:30 – 14:00 CEST on 14 September, featuring:

  • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA
  • Mr Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
  • Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN High-Level Climate Champion for COP27

Watch the live-streamed event here.

Read the full report here.

Clean Energy
Embodied carbon
Existing buildings
New buildings