Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Renewable energy is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against climate change. As well as having a large potential to mitigate climate change, Renewable energy can provide wider benefits. RE may, if implemented properly, contribute to social and economic development, energy access, a secure energy use is changing fast. The shift to renewable sources, however, needs to happen faster, not just in power generation but in heating, buildings and transport, to check the rise in global temperatures.

Renewables could supply four-fifths of the world’s electricity by 2050, massively cutting carbon emissions and helping to mitigate climate change. But solar and wind power have to be fully integrated, with sustainable bioenergy providing another key part of the mix.

All this means speeding up innovation in business and technology. Above it all, it means taking action to promote renewable energy today. Supply, and reducing negative impacts on the environment and health.

Related Societies: Renewable Fuels Association, Rocky Mountain Institute, Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Cooperation, World Council for Renewable Energy, Geothermal Energy Association, Geothermal Resources Council, Iceland Geothermal, World Bioenergy Association.