The new edition of the Global Tracking Framework is now out! The GTF 2017 measures how the world is progressing towards the United Nations’ three Sustainable Energy for All objectives for 2030: universal energy access, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and doubling the rate of energy efficiency progress. It was produced jointly by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with 20 partner agencies including IPEEC.
On energy efficiency, the report shows that progress accelerated from 2012-2014, leading to substantial global energy savings equivalent to the entire energy consumption of both Brazil and Pakistan in 2014. Fifteen of the world’s 20 highest energy consumers reduced their energy intensity between 2012 and 2014, with countries like China, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia achieving more than a 2.6 per cent reduction annually. These trends were driven by strong progress made by a number of energy consuming sectors, in particular industry. The transport sector also contributed, with the widespread adoption of fuel efficiency standards a key driver of energy intensity reduction for passenger transportation. However, energy intensity increased over time in the residential sector.
To discover the GTF 2017 website and to download the report, click here.