Accelerating Renewables Is Our Most Effective Climate Solution

08 October 2018 | Articles

IRENA welcomed the IPCC report’s focus on the critical role of renewable energy in tackling climate change and urged the global community to accelerate its deployment.


  • Renewables and energy efficiency can provide 90 percent of required energy CO2 reductions
  • Low-carbon solutions combined with smart ICT solutions can reduce transport emissions
  • Accelerated renewables deployment can reduce harmful air pollution
  • Current NDCs leave renewable potential untapped
  • Renewables and energy efficiency are critical
  • Renewables are vital to ending energy poverty