Emissions reductions are at the core of the solving the climate crisis so the transition to a 100% renewable energy future must begin now.
If renewable energy is to deliver sustainable development and a zero-carbon future, technologies must be socially, economically and environmentally appropriate. This means certain technologies must not be considered sustainable.
A 100% renewable future is within reach, but requires political will and public investments.
A recent IPCC report concludes that renewable energy can accelerate access to sustainable and reliable energy, particularly for the 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and the additional 1.3 billion using traditional biomass. For poor countries increased access to affordable energy is key for human development.
The IPCC sees feed-in tariffs as one of the key tools for stimulating affordable renewable energy by guaranteeing long-term payments for energy generation. Civil society groups are calling for a global system of feed-in tariffs including:
- Public subsidies for renewable energy through guaranteed prices over a 10-15 year period, covering the gap between costly investments and lower selling price.
- Funding through a global fund under the authority of the UNFCCC.
- Finance provided by developed countries from public sources.
- Discussion of feed-in-tariffs to be brought under current UNFCCC negotiations and the new Green Climate Fund.
For the latest updates on climate justice solutions please click here. For further information please see:
- Bonn Brief on Renewable Energy
- Climate Justice Brief on Technology ( Esp ) ( Arabic )
- Cochabamba People’s Agreement Final Conclusions on Technology Transfer
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