After its launch at COP26, the Breakthrough Agenda has been given an update at COP27. The aim of the agenda is to ensure the affordability of low and zero-carbon technologies.
Not only has the agenda received an update, two countries, Cambodia and Austria, have agreed to become members and have joined the pledges to reduce emissions.
The aim of the agenda is to ensure the affordability
of low and zero-carbon technologies.
Many of the countries that have pledged to the Breakthrough Agenda have agreed to develop 50 net-zero, large-scale industrial plants or clusters and 100 hydrogen valleys. Hydrogen valleys are areas such as a city, region or an industrial cluster that contains several hydrogen projects. These projects are then combined to create a hydrogen ecosystem, that runs on green hydrogen.
In order to decarbonise further, those at COP27 have agreed to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. In order to create fairness within the agenda, developed countries have a deadline of 2035, countries that are developing have until 2040. This is part of the Road Transport Breakthrough within the agenda.
Overall, 25 new actions have been added to the Breakthrough Agenda that will encourage collaboration. Each country involved has pledged to achieve each of these 25 actions before Dubai’s COP28.