Economy and Human Welfare to Grow Under IRENA’s 2050 Energy Transformation Roadmap

17 April 2018 | Press Releases

A six-fold increase in renewable energy adoption is required to stay below two-degrees, avoid escalating stranded assets, and will by 2050 grow the global economy an additional one per cent while improving global welfare.

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  • Solar PV was the largest renewable energy employer 2017 with almost 3.4 million jobs
  • In 2017, 1,15 million people worked in the wind industry
  • In 2017, 1.93 million people worked in the biofuels sector
  • The renewable energy sector employs 10.3 million people, adding 500,000 new jobs last year
  • Large hydropower directly employs 1.5 million - 63% in operation and maintenance
  • The renewable energy sector employs 10.3 million people, with most jobs in Asia
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