People, Planet and Prosperity


July 2019

Raising climate ambition through renewables

Renewable energy is a key solution and the most practical action tool to address climate change. With rapid uptake of renewables, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would be about 70% lower than today, analysis by International Renewable Energy (IRENA) shows.

Beyond achieving climate stability, the shift to renewables offers significant long-term socio-economic advantages and is a cornerstone of sustainable development.

This booklet outlines why accelerating the uptake of renewable energy is key to a climate-safe future.

The booklet is also available in Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)French (français), German (Deutsch), Japanese (日本), Portuguese (português), and Russian (русский).