Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), has asked G20 leaders take last year’s Paris Accord even further. The first binding climate agreement needs to be scaled up in it’s ambitiousness to reduce emissions in the transport sector, Baker said, especially in light of a newly released report “Perspectives for the Energy Transition” from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The report finds the transportation sector has the lowest renewable energy share of all the sectors while producing a disproportionately high share of direct CO2 emissions.
“The potential for significantly increasing the use of biofuels in the global transport sector, using the existing fleet of cars and fuel infrastructure, represents exactly the kind of immediately available opportunities to significantly reduce emissions necessary to meet the Paris Accord climate targets,” Baker said. “The GRFA is committed to working with governments to develop smart policies that will maximize the emission reductions potential of biofuels in the global transport sector.”