Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels

and Damian Carrington | The Guardian

Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency, whose latest report is damning of governments across the world. Photograph: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Getty Images

Governments are falling badly behind on low-carbon energy, putting carbon reduction targets out of reach and pushing the world to the brink of catastrophic climate change, the world's leading independent energy authority will warn on Wednesday.

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