Vincent Boland: World risks global shock if net zero goal creates dangerous new divide

The International Energy Agency proposes the end of fossil fuel usage, but many of the world’s biggest oil-producing countries are also its poorest and most unstable, and least prepared for change

The power station in Boxberg, Germany, which is to be switched off in 2038 as part of the German coal phase-out. Picture: Florian Gaertner/Photothek