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Opinion Leaders on WEO-2015

Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), welcomed the new report and said: "Peaking global emissions as swiftly as possible is a prerequisite for achieving the internationally-agreed goal of keeping a global temperature rise this century under 2 degrees C. This compelling assessment by the IEA confirms that with the right policies, pathways and support for developing countries a new, prosperous, low carbon economy can be created and catalyzed from the UN climate convention conference in Paris this December”.

H.E. Ms Amber Rudd, UK Energy Secretary said: "This report from the world’s energy authority clearly shows we need to seize the economic opportunities and urgently tackle climate change. The UK has been at the forefront of global efforts by driving innovation to create a thriving low-carbon economy at home and pushing for an ambitious global climate deal.”

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, European Union Commissioner said about IEA Climate report: "It's not EITHER economic growth OR emission reductions. It's BOTH. Very timely @IEA report" 

Mr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Former OPEC Secretary-General and Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences said: "The WEO special report on “Energy and Climate Change” is a timely and comprehensive analytical review of this important subject. It argues passionately why a peak in global energy related emission is needed and provides a plausible roadmap, a 5-points bridging strategy, to achieve it by 2020. While the future can’t be predicted with certainty, and some stakeholders may not fully agree with some aspects, the core issues it addresses are central and the findings and recommendations are deeply insightful and an extremely useful contribution to help reach consensus at the 21st COP on global action to mitigate the climate change risks. As with all publications from the  WEO team, this special report is another “must-read” for the experts as well as policy makers and the interested public." 

Ms. Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, says, "The IEA’s analysis confirms what scientists and civil society have said for a while: Countries need to cut emissions more, and they need to cut them more immediately so that we do not face really dangerous climate change. Current plans and pledges to do more later on are not yet enough to do the job on climate." 

Mr. Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund said: "The first step to any long-term climate goal is to turn the corner on global emissions so that they stop rising and start falling. This report shows that with concerted effort the world could achieve a peak in emissions as soon as 2020 – without putting a damper on economic growth."  (Read full statement here.) 

Ms. Laurence Tubiana Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
Rapport de l '@IEA :des propositions concrètes pr le secteur énergétique;l'énergie au coeur des débats pour la #cop21

Ms Joyce Anelay, Minister Responsible for Energy Security, UK FCO said: @IEA launch #WEOClimate report advising how countries can peak energy-related emissions by 2020 at no net economic cost.