Pathways to Net Zero: Global South Research in the Transition to Clean Energy
8 November 2022
Pathways to Net Zero: Global South Research in the Transition to Clean Energy explores how net zero research in the Global South is contributing to a clean energy future. The ambition of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to tackle climate change requires a global effort. The Global South is likely to be disproportionally affected and has an important role to play in realizing this target. This evidence-based report builds on the findings of Pathways to Net Zero: The Impact of Clean Energy Research through a bibliometric analysis of over 1.7 million research publications from 2002 to 2021, identified from the Scopus database5, a publication set we refer to as NØEnergy research. The analysis focuses on understanding how the Global South’s NØEnergy research effort is contributing to the transition to net zero by characterizing the overall performance and that of individual countries----as well as the effectiveness of collaboration within Global South countries and beyond with the Global North. The report illuminates the crucial contributions that the Global South is making to NØEnergy research in the push towards a clean energy future, and offers an insight into the NØEnergy research profiles of three Global South countries—Brazil, Egypt, and Indonesia—to provide national context for understanding how high-level developments in research are being effectively deployed on the ground.