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G20 Leaders Endorse IRENA Recommendations for Global Renewable Energy Adoption

G20 leaders agreed to accelerate efforts to triple global renewable energy capacity by 2030, aligning with recommendations from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on how the world can move in line with the Paris Agreement targets.

In a declaration adopted on Saturday, the Group cites a joint report between IRENA and India’s G20 Presidency, titled “Low-Cost Financing for Energy Transitions”, which estimates a need for over USD 4 trillion in annual investments by 2030.

According to IRENA’s “World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023”, released earlier this year in June, the world needs to triple global renewable power capacity to just over 11.000 GW by 2030 to maintain the possibility of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The agreement taken by G20 supports this objective.

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