Why the UN is confident about clean energy’s future

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Tue, 2021-03-16 22:20

NEW YORK CITY: What frustrates Marcel Alers when it comes to energy and its intimate connection with the climate crisis is that the writing has been on the wall for quite some time now. There is not much wiggle room left: Limiting climate change has become a race against time but the world still has a long way to go.

The significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may well remain a mere blip on the long-term graph if countries do not work hard to get all the way down to net-zero.

The Sustainability Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 site. (AFP/File Photo)
In 2015, the UN General Assembly set forth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” (Supplied/UNDP)
Zimbabwe solar health nurse on a maternity ward in a health center with a solar rooftop. (Supplied/UNDP)
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