Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report

REN21 (2019). Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report. REN21 Secretariat , Paris, France. ISBN: 978-3-9818911-9-5.

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Cities are directly responsible for around twothirds of global final energy use as well as for significant indirect consumption of energy that is embodied in materials, products and other goods. Due largely to this energy use, cities account for an estimated 75% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
In addition, cities account for 55% of the global population and for more than 80% of global gross domestic product. Thus, shifting to renewable energy in cities is critical to decarbonising the global energy system. At the same time, cities offer a lever to advance the transition towards renewable energy in all end-use sectors, not only in power but also in heating and cooling and in transport.

Renewable energy offers cities the opportunity to achieve a wide range of objectives. Through their various roles, including urban planning and the provision of numerous services, cities are wellpositioned to increase the use of renewable energy in their own activities and to support the deployment of renewables more broadly, while simultaneously achieving local objectives such as reducing air pollution to improve public health, mitigating climate change, supporting the local economy and building resilient infrastructure.
City governments

Item Type: Other
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2024 06:54
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2024 06:54

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