A post-Coronavirus “lockdown” should be extended to fossil fuel consumption across all sectors of all economies if the world is to have any hope of achieving the sort of emission reductions required to stop catastrophic global warming, a new report says.

Wind and solar energy have become mainstream electricity sources, the report says, and nearly everywhere in the world producing electricity from new renewables is more cost-effective than producing it from new coal-fired power plants. But this is not enough. Rather, the report says, the journey towards climate disaster continues, unless there is an immediate switch to renewable resources and zero-emissions technologies in all sectors.

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