Research Documents

IGU Strategy Committee
October 2016

The way forward after COP21: why natural gas is the key to a low-carbon world

"In December 2015, at the UN climate summit in Paris, representatives from 195 nations agreed to restrict the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

Gert Müller-Syring, DBI, Germany, Member of IGU R&D Committee
January 2016


With its climate policy goals, the German government has set the course for a fundamental transformation of energy supply systems. By 2050, CO2 emissions in Germany are to be reduced by at least 80% and primary energy consumption by 50%. Higher shares of renewable energies, energy saving and better energy efficiencies are therefore at the top of the political agenda...

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