At the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera addresses world leaders, industry CEOs, global partners, and allies.

As the world increasingly recognises renewable energy as a multiplier solution that addresses climate challenges, fosters socioeconomic growth and enhances energy security amid a global energy crisis, Francesco La Camera emphasised the need to re-imagine how international cooperation works. He called for solution-oriented COPs that bring tangible benefits for people and communities: “Developing countries need resources to build infrastructure, know-how to develop enabling frameworks and human capacity to play a part in the transformation of the global energy system”.

IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook clearly shows that accelerating the transition to a renewables-based energy system is the single most effective way to realise a net zero world. Anything short of radical and immediate action will diminish, and may possibly eliminate, the chance of staying on the 1.5°C or even 2°C path. Read the Director General’s commentary ‘Our Words Are Not Enough—Only Bold Action on Renewables Can Help the Planet’. Alongside global partners and allies, IRENA showcased how climate commitments can be translated into action and implementation on the ground with the goal of ¨[…]

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