New Initiative To Measure, Report and Enhance Action on Renewables and Efficiency

10 December 2014| Articles

The 1 Gigaton Coalition was officially launched today at a special event hosted by the Government of Norway and UNEP at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

The coalition will help developing countries in particular promote achievements in reducing GHG emissions resulting from their actions on renewable energy and energy efficiency. It will help countries measure and report their GHG emissions’ savings, highlight their contributions to closing the emissions gap and encourage them to enhance their action in the energy sector.

Speakers included IRENA's Director General, Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Executive Director of UNEP, COP 20 President from Peru and the UK Special Representative for Climate Change.