States, regions, cities and businesses in new call to action on the transition to clean energy

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6 August 2018

Research shows renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start meeting key decarbonization and climate mitigation goals. With the right policies and more energy efficient economies, renewables could make up two-thirds of the energy mix by 2050, creating over 11 million extra jobs.

But countries can’t get there alone. They need the full support of states, regions, cities and businesses, who can accelerate the clean energy transition through their own purchasing decisions.

That’s why, as part of the Advisory Committee of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September, and as leader of the Healthy Energy Systems focus area, The Climate Group is working through our RE100 initiative and Under2 Coalition to drive a faster global shift towards clean energy.

If you are a major business, join the 140+ leading companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity through The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative with CDP – a smart business decision.

Cities can also take part by committing to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. For more information see the 100% RE Cities and Regions Network.

If you are a state or regional  government interested in making clean power commitments, please email Birte Kurbjeweit at bkurbejeweit@theclimategroup.org.  

As well as driving faster action on clean energy through a large-scale shift to renewables, as part of our work on Healthy Energy Systems, The Climate Group and C40 Cities are leading a call to action from states, regions, cities and businesses to the automotive industry to accelerate the manufacture of Zero Emission Vehicles and signal an end game for fossil-fuel vehicles. Find out more about the ZEV Challenge.

Help us demonstrate to the world that states, regions, cities, and businesses are working towards a climate safe, healthy, prosperous world for all.

Follow the Summit on Twitter @GCAS2018 and use the #GCAS2018 and #StepUp2018 hashtags to invite your peers to join you in stepping up climate action.

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