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Marking the decarbonization revolutions

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Stopping climate change requires revolutionary transformations in industry and agriculture. Ahead of several major climate meetings this year, policymakers struggling to measure progress on climate change should focus less on global emissions, which will be slow to change, and more on technological advances in pioneering niches.

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Fig. 1: Global markers of the energy transition.
Fig. 2: Rapid expansion in pioneering jurisdictions.
Fig. 3: New funds for innovation to open new niches.

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D.G.V. is a consultant to the shareholder group Engine No. 1. The authors draw funding, in part, from the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit R&D organization focused on the electric power sector.

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Hanna, R., Victor, D.G. Marking the decarbonization revolutions. Nat Energy 6, 568–571 (2021).

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