As with WG II report, the fundamental messages  have not changed since the previous edition. See summary for policy makers which is readable at just 33 pages.

This time the report provides careful optimism on transitioning to clean energy. In 2013, renewables accounted for more than half the new electricity generation added around the world. Yet we will have to treble investment in renewables in the next 35 years.  Jim Skea (Imperial College London and a co-chair of the WG III) told the Guardian: “It is not a hair shirt change of lifestyle at all that is being envisaged and there is space for poorer countries to develop too.”


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