Two white wind turbines set in Greek mountains overlook a body of water.

Photo: Jason Blackeye / Unsplash

In order to keep the world on track to achieving the energy transition according to IRENA’s 1.5°C Scenario by 2050, the ambition level of renewable energy power targets set in national plans and strategies worldwide for 2030 needs to at least double.

This is achievable, the report says; current targets fall below the market pace and lag recent deployment levels.

Furthermore, countries across the world show a gap between the targets detailed in their NDCs and their national renewable energy plans.

This report aims to support governments in designing renewable energy targets that can help achieve the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, increased resilience to climate impacts, reduced dependence on energy imports, and universal access to clean, affordable and reliable energy.