by Emma Foehringer Merchant
November 21, 2018

Solar and wind have become all but standard in power markets around the world.

That’s driven decarbonization in electricity, but that sector makes up just a small portion of the global economy. While electricity and heat production account for about a quarter of global emissions, trucking, cement, steel, plastics, shipping and aviation together currently account for 30 percent. And as the power sector becomes increasingly reliant on renewables, that share could spike to as much as 60 percent. 

Fighting climate change requires sweeping changes across all sectors. Here's how to do it.