Informing Cities To Drive Action
The Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report
November 25, 2019 (REN 21)
“Cities have a unique role to play in accelerating the sustainable energy transition…Crisscrossed with transport systems and home to a variety of energy-intensive end-use sectors like heating and cooling, cities are a prime playing field to transition to sustainable energy. More than half the world’s population (55%) lives in cities…[and they] account for two-thirds of global energy demand and around 75% of global CO2 emissions…[Cities in Europe, North America and Australia are experiencing higher levels of citizen involvement and investment than other regions, due in part to the existence of more-supportive market rules and enabling regulations.
…[and] efforts are under way to reform market rules to allow for more citizen and prosumer engagement in Africa, Latin America and many parts of Asia and the Pacific. Until now, data has been] lacking on city-level renewable energy targets, policies and action…The Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is the first in what is to become an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level…to build up reliable data on and create a comprehensive picture of renewable energy developments in cities globally…to better inform decision-makers both in cities and in the wider energy arena…” click here for more