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IEA warns world’s clean energy transition is ‘too slow’

By Abiodun Ogundairo
14 October 2021   |   6:40 am
The International Energy Agency has long been accused of undermining climate action. Now, ahead of a global climate summit, it has called on governments to make stronger commitments.

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