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The COP28 Presidency, the International Renewable Energy Agency(Irena) and the Global Renewable Energy Alliance (GRA) have this week released a joint report on the sidelines of the pre-COP event in Abu Dhabi entitled 'Tripling renewable energy and doubling energy efficiency by 2030: crucial steps towards 1.5°C'. The report aims to help provide guidance on the key enablers needed to meet the energy targets.

The paper was presented during the Pre-COP, a meeting held in Abu Dhabi a month before COP28 for countries to lay the groundwork for negotiations at the global climate summit.

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  • The report 'Tripling renewable energy and doubling energy efficiency by 2030: crucial steps towards 1.5°C' provides practical policy recommendations for governments and the private sector on how to increase global renewable energy capacity to at least 11,000 GW, while doubling average annual energy efficiency improvements in the target period.
  • To do this, it divides the key factors into five areas covering.
    • the operation of infrastructure and systems:
      • electricity grids,
      • energy storage,
      • end-use electrification,
      • sector coupling and infrastructure planning,
      • demand-side management
    • policy and regulation:
      • improving energy efficiency,
      • market incentives and fiscal policy,
      • energy market design and regulation,
      • simplify permitting,
      • reduce negative impacts and maximize social and environmental benefits;
      • supply chain,
    • skills and capabilities:
      • building resilient supply chains,
      • education,
      • training and capacity building;
    • expanding public and private finance;
    • and enhancing international collaboration.
  • The collaboration between the COP28 Presidency, Irena and the Global Renewable Energy Partnership reflects the growing global consensus to achieve these goals.

Access the report here: https: //mc-cd8320d4-36a1-40ac-83cc-3389-cdn-endpoint.azureedge.net/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2023/Oct/COP28_IRENA_GRA_Tripling_renewables_doubling_efficiency_2023.pdf?rev=7824ef3346f64e7daa784f3440e30d27