Energy transition outlook
Wood Mackenzie’s modelling of the energy transition pathways and the route to net zero
Reducing global emissions to pre-industrial levels and achieving net zero is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind.
Accelerating the energy transition is critical to halting climate change and limiting its damaging impact. But the path to net zero is complex, incorporating all aspects of global energy and natural resources systems.
Our energy transition scenarios
Wood Mackenzie’s energy transition outlook report (part of our Energy Transition Service) maps three different routes through the energy transition with increasing levels of ambition – but also difficulty and investment. They are our independent assessment of what it would take to deliver on countries’ announced net zero pledges and potential outcomes for the planet.
Our assessment of the most likely outcome based on the evolution of current policies and technologies increasing with ambition but reflecting challenges and inertia built into many existing energy systems.
Our view of how countries’ existing emissions targets is achieved, roughly in line with a 2-degree warming trajectory.
Net zero 2050
A credible pathway of how the 2015 Paris Agreement of 1.5 degree warming by 2100 is achieved.