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Untapped potential for climate action: Renewable energy in Nationally Determined Contributions

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan to undertake to achieve the agreement’s objectives, focused on limiting the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C, ideally to 1.5 °C. Renewable energy – increasingly recognised

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Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions

The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s economy by 2060. This means renewable energy – already growing

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Energy Leaders Accelerate Climate Action – Global Climate Action at COP22

Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All Marrakech, 11 November, 2016 – With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change

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Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals

Quito, Ecuador, 18 October 2016 – Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities, released today on the sidelines of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, estimates

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