Global Landscape of Renewable Resource Money 2020

Nov 18, 2020 04:31 PM ET
  • While global investments in renewable energy have climbed gradually in recent years, they remain much below the levels required to put the globe on course for a climate-safe future.

This report, co-developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as well as Climate Policy campaign, gives workable recommendations for plan manufacturers as well as various other stakeholders to scale up financial investment and mobilise resources in the industry.

From regarding USD 300 billion globally in the last few years, yearly investments in renewables have to triple to USD 800 billion by 2050 to fulfil key worldwide decarbonisation and also climate goals.

Renewable energy has actually shown resilient and also flexible amidst the COVID-19 situation, as well as offering a valuable possibility to align economic recovery with sustainable advancement as well as environment objectives. By placing renewables at the centre of stimulation plans, federal governments can attract investments, boost investor confidence, reinforce nationwide energy approaches and fulfil environment promises under the Paris Agreement.

To name a few findings:

  • Areas controlled by establishing and emerging economic climates continued to be continually under-represented, attracting only 15% of international financial investments in renewables in 2013-2018.
  • Public funding sources, although minimal, are vital to reduced threats, conquer initial barriers, attract exclusive financiers and also bring brand-new markets to maturity.
  • Yearly economic dedications to off-grid renewables reached USD 460 million in 2019, up from simply USD 250 000 recognized worldwide in 2007. However, off-grid renewables still represent only 1% of the general finance for projects to increase energy gain access to worldwide.
  • Sub-Saharan African nations brought in 65% of the globe's off-grid renewable resource investments over 2007-2019, with financial investments concentrated specifically in East Africa.
  • Solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) and onshore wind power settled their supremacy of the money landscape in 2013-2018, drawing in, specifically, 46% and 29% of worldwide financial investments in renewables.

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