22 November 2015 |Abu Dhabi, UAE
REthinking Energy – Renewable Energy and Climate is the second edition in the series outlining progress in the transition to a sustainable energy future. It was launched at IRENA Headquarters on the evening prior to the 10 th Council . According to the report, scaling up renewable energy to the level required to meet global climate objectiv es would contribute to at least 12 of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by increasing energy access, improving quality of life and reducing poverty. The renewable energy sector employs 7.7 million people worldwide, creating more jobs per unit of electricity generated than coal or natural gas. If a 36 per cent share of renewables is achieved, employment levels could exceed 24 million jobs by 2030.