International Energy Agency (IEA)

released 18 May 2021

This special report is the world’s first comprehensive study of how to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050 while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing universal energy access, and enabling robust economic growth. It sets out a cost-effective and economically productive pathway, resulting in a clean, dynamic and resilient energy economy dominated by renewables like solar and wind instead of fossil fuels. The report also examines key uncertainties, such as the roles of bioenergy, carbon capture and behavioural changes in reaching net zero.


Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by WWF

released 17 May 2021

The report shows a growing number of people around the world are concerned about nature, changing the way they think about sustainabity and demanding action to protect the planet. Findings include a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Clean Energy Finance Corporation

released 12 May 2021

The report investigates the exciting potential and considerable benefits of resource recovery and bioenergy. It examined the investment and employment benefits that can be gained from strengthening the recycling, organics, bioenergy and thermal energy from waste sectors.



released 10 May 2021

Today, recycling most of the products rich in critical raw materials (CRMs) is not commercially viable, with low and volatile CRM prices undermining efforts to improve European CRM recycling rates, which today are close to zero in most cases.

The report identifies gaps in standards and proposes an improved, fully tested certification scheme to collect, transport, process and recycle this waste, including tools to audit compliance.


Climate Analytics and New Climate Institute

released 4 May 2021

Climate Action Tracker (CAT) quantifies and evaluates climate change mitigation commitments, and assesses, whether countries are on track to meeting those. It then aggregates country action to the global level, determining likely temperature increase by the end of the century. CAT also develops sectoral analysis to illustrate required pathways for meeting the global temperature goals.