Collaboration could help tackle climate change faster, more affordably

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<header><h1>Collaboration could help tackle climate change faster, more affordably</h1><a href="" rel="author"></a><span class="title"></span><time rel="pubdate" datetime="2022-09-28T00:00:00-04:00">Sep 28, 2022</time></header><p>When it comes to tackling climate change, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.</p><p>We used that same term in a <a href="https://ciphernews.com/?post_type=articles&amp;p=290&amp;preview=true" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-hs-link-id="0">recent article</a> explaining the significance of three recently enacted U.S. climate laws, and we’re mentioning it again today in the wake of a <a href="https://iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/49ae4839-90a9-4d88-92bc-371e2b24546a/THEBREAKTHROUGHAGENDAREPORT2022.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8UkZrj4S4o5yQGocK5aQkKv9V2sN9JMTVlhEXebApLM8bLyMAGvpOwtSoXq1403Kba_OcG" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-hs-link-id="1">new report</a> out last week.</p><p>“Action by governments and businesses individually is necessary, but not sufficient,” states the report, led by the International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions, an initiative connecting governments with nongovernmental entities.</p><p>“Well-targeted international collaboration can make low carbon transitions faster, less difficult, and lower cost,” the report states.</p><p>The above chart shows how a transition with less collaboration could be slower. The chart below shows how much more affordable a faster transition, enabled by more collaboration, could be compared to a slower transition, for select technologies.</p><div id="attachment_722" style="width: 1596px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-722" class="wp-image-722 size-full" src="https://ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter.jpeg" alt="" width="1586" height="1040" srcset="https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter.jpeg 1586w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-300x197.jpeg 300w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-1024x671.jpeg 1024w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-768x504.jpeg 768w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-1536x1007.jpeg 1536w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-1120x734.jpeg 1120w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-775x508.jpeg 775w, https://www.ciphernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/092122_IEACOSTS_newsletter-545x357.jpeg 545w" sizes="(max-width: 1586px) 100vw, 1586px" /><p id="caption-attachment-722" class="wp-caption-text">Source: <a href="https://iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/49ae4839-90a9-4d88-92bc-371e2b24546a/THEBREAKTHROUGHAGENDAREPORT2022.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_iQlbsPTXcX2Qq6LY5FH6b1fFEjVQyB_5uh67g56zCbwVqtu6zvTnoEX9zdfrzKemleDmq" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022</a>, <a href="https://www.cell.com/joule/pdf/S2542-4351(22)00410-X.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_iQlbsPTXcX2Qq6LY5FH6b1fFEjVQyB_5uh67g56zCbwVqtu6zvTnoEX9zdfrzKemleDmq" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&#8220;Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition&#8221; (Joule)</a></p></div>
Collaboration could help tackle climate change faster, more affordably

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September 28, 2022
When it comes to tackling climate change, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We used that same term in a recent article explaining the significance of three recently enacted U.S. climate laws, and we’re mentioning it again today in the wake of a new report out last week. “Action by governments and businesses individually is necessary, but not sufficient,” states the report, led by the International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions, an initiative connecting governments with nongovernmental entities. “Well-targeted international collaboration can make low carbon transitions faster, less difficult, and lower cost,” the report states. The above chart shows how a transition with less collaboration could be slower. The chart below shows how much more affordable a faster transition, enabled by more collaboration, could be compared to a slower transition, for select technologies. Source: The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022, “Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition” (Joule)