G20 Commits to $4 Trillion Annual Renewable Energy Investment by 2030

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi

In a landmark decision highlighting the climate change urgency, G20 nations have pledged to boost global renewable energy investments to an impressive $4 trillion per year by 2030. This commitment aligns with the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) recommendations, ensuring the Paris Agreement targets are within reach.

The joint report by IRENA and India’s G20 Presidency, titled “Low-Cost Financing for Energy Transitions,” points to this massive annual investment need by 2030. Further reinforcing the urgency, IRENA’s “World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023” released earlier stresses the global requirement to ramp up renewable power capacity to 11,000 GW by 2030 to contain global warming to a 1.5°C rise.

Francesco La Camera, IRENA’s Director-General, lauded the G20’s decision. He stated, “Aligning renewable energy targets with the Paris Agreement’s goals is a game-changer for energy transitions.” La Camera praised the rapid strides in renewable energy over the past decade and stressed its cost-efficiency for meeting worldwide demands and addressing climate concerns.

Expressing gratitude for IRENA’s pivotal role, La Camera added, “We’re thrilled to shape the G20’s resolution and vow to collaborate with member countries to bring this vision to life.” He urged nations to utilize the current political drive as they gear up for the COP28, advocating a comprehensive action plan that includes both developed and developing countries.

The “Low-Cost Financing for Energy Transitions” report, crafted in partnership with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, provides a roadmap to increase affordable financing for energy ventures across and beyond G20 countries.

In sum, the G20’s hefty investment pledge heralds a promising phase in renewable energy, spotlighting a united global effort toward a sustainable, eco-friendly future.

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