On June 8, 2021, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted “The Global Energy Outlook: Pathways from Paris.” This webinar coincided with the release of the 2021 Global Energy Outlook—RFF’s annual report that synthesizes global energy market projections and analysis from leading energy organizations, academics, and corporations—and an accompanying interactive web tool. The only such report of its kind, RFF’s 2021 Global Energy Outlook harmonizes analyses from other organizations to allow for a clear understanding and easy comparison of potential future energy markets, climate trajectories, and policy options at global, regional, and national levels.
The event, part of our RFF Live series, featured an in-depth panel discussion on some of the potential long-term outlooks for energy markets and the global energy system.
2021's Global Energy Outlook includes projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, BP, Equinor, the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and—new for the Global Energy Outlook—scenarios from the IPCC’s 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C .
- Jennifer Gordon, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
- Ramez Naam, Singularity University
- Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future
- Daniel Raimi, Resources for the Future
- Seth Villanueva, Resources for the Future
- Stephen Lee, Bloomberg Environment (moderator)
Report — Jun 8, 2021
Global Energy Outlook 2021: Pathways from Paris
Resources for the Future’s annual Global Energy Outlook report finds that current trends fall far short of meeting emissions reduction targets, despite the economic slowdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data Tool — May 20, 2020
Global Energy Outlook
Explore the definitive comparative analysis of global energy projections.