Sector Pathways to a Net Zero Economy

How to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions has become one of the most central questions of this century. Tackling this challenge, however, requires timely climate action by policy makers, industry sectors and financiers. Based on scientific evidence, the Allianz Research Sector Pathway publications explore transformation pathways for six main sectors: Primary energy provision including oil, gas and coal, but also sustainable fuels, utilities in the secondary energy sector including conversion to electricity and heat as well as the transport and distribution of energy, end use of energy in the transport industry including road transport, aviation and shipping, in agriculture and forestry, including carbon farming and land use, in buildings including private and commercial real estate and in energy efficiency as well as sector coupling and in industry including hard to abate sectors like steel, cement and chemicals.

We explore these sectors from the perspective of the EU’s Green Deal ambition outlined in the Fit for 55 proposal, and identify what gaps need to be addressed to limit global warming to 1.5°C. 

COP26 has been the center of attention in November 2021, but is the EU on track to meet its climate goals?

In this episode, our  Senior ESG Expert Markus Zimmer  explains why the road to net-zero appears rocky, paved with high costs and high uncertainty, with a focus on the EU's transport and utility sectors.