Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
China and other Asian countries will have to be much more ambitious if the world is to achieve CO2 emissions cuts from buildings in line with global climate goals.
Ten years after an earthquake and tsunami sparked a crisis in the east of Japan, the country’s electricity generation profile has shifted in favour of fossil fuels. Will its net-zero emissions goal change that?
As India looks to "build back better" from the Covid crisis, the country would benefit economically, environmentally and socially by investing in clean technologies.
China's commitment to become carbon neutral before 2060 should also give extra impetus to EU clean energy transition plans.
A refusal by Russia to fully take part in the global clean energy transition could have serious economic and political repercussions for the country.