This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a legally binding treaty signed by global governments which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.
We have a vital year ahead of us, as nations will soon be called upon to strengthen their commitments this November at the COP26 climate change conference.
We’re making huge progress in the energy sector. Global renewable energy installations hit record levels last year and it’s anticipated that green energy is on track to become the world’s largest power source in 2025. This is a remarkable achievement in just a few years, as renewable energy has turned from a challenger technology into the cheapest form of new energy generation.
Unfortunately, the pace of progress still isn’t quick enough. To achieve the Paris goals by 2050, renewable electricity production needs to grow eight times faster than the current rate.
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