For fun, we also asked if they could be any form of renewable energy, what would they be and why?
To drive the rapid uptake of renewables, legislators have to take an urgent and active approach, adopting new policy frameworks at the national and regional levels.
Excerpts from his speech at the UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru:
Today is Lima Climate Action Day at COP 20, dedicated to strengthening the global message on the need to increase both ambition and collaboration on climate change.
What is not yet so clear is how best to achieve this scale-up of renewables in the world energy mix.
“Business is finding that committing to renewable energy makes sense. They are making the switch for business reasons…it actually saves them money.”
Germany will continue the expansion of renewable energies to lower emissions from fossil-fuel power plants by an additional 22 million tonnes by 2020.
Great strides have been made in the last two decades to bring electricity to the masses, with 1.7 billion more people connected today than in 1990.
The coalition will help developing countries in particular promote achievements in reducing GHG emissions resulting from their actions on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In all countries, gender stereotypes are a powerful roadblock which continue to restrict women’s participation in, and contribution to, the sector.