The Future of Natural Gas
Natural gas plays an important role in the energy systems of many emerging economies — including in countries developing newly discovered domestic resources for the first time. However, in the face of growing climate concerns, policymakers and financiers are grappling with difficult decisions and weighing potential trade-offs regarding the future role of gas in achieving climate and development ambitions.
Decisions regarding the role of gas will shape the future of emerging economies, including their ability to end energy poverty, their available pathways to net-zero emissions, and their opportunities for industrialization and global competitiveness.
By bridging data-driven research with policy, the Hub aims to help decision makers answer these questions and identify pragmatic solutions to end energy poverty, power economies, enhance climate resilience, and accelerate the global shift to low-carbon economies. We also explore various ways to mitigate challenges including market barriers, local infrastructure needs, and cost.
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