07 September 2012

Global Energy Assessment: Full report now available

The Global Energy Assessment (GEA) is now available from Cambridge University Press.


GEA – the first global and interdisciplinary assessment of energy challenges and solutions – identifies 41 pathways to provide sustainable energy for the world by 2050. These changes would not just have an impact on climate change: The study also found that alternative energy solutions would lead to multiple benefits for health and the environment, including improving access to energy in developing countries, improving energy security at regional levels, reducing air pollution, ocean acidification, and more.

The assessment was an international effort of leading scientists and energy analysts worldwide. Over 300 researchers contributed to the report.  A full list of authors and reviewers is available on the GEA Web site

GEA was formally launched at the RIO+20 Conference by UNIDO Director-General Kandeh Yumkella. The book is currently available for purchase from Cambridge University Press. In October the full report will be available for download on the GEA Web site: www.globalenergyassessment.org.

For key findings and articles about the report, please visit the GEA Web site. The GEA summary document (PDF) is also available for download: 


GEA, 2012: Global Energy Assessment - Toward a Sustainable Future. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA.

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Pat Wagner

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