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Dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation is adversely affecting the SDGs. A global shift towards renewable energy is being witnessed as a sustainable model for electricity generation

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Market Update: Renewable Energy Sector in APAC

Contact: Sameer Jindal

THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION

Dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation is adversely affecting the SDGs. A global shift towards renewable energy is being witnessed as a sustainable model for electricity generation

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations has led to articulation of clear actions for a sustainable world underpinned by responsible consumption and production
  • Governments are required to meet targets assigned by the United Nations and to frame adequate regulations and policies to drive behavior at a corporate and societal level
  • Current dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation is adversely affecting the realization of at least six SDGs
  • International organizations and local governments around the world have shifted their focus to decarbonization of the grid and promotion of electricity generation from renewable energy sources
  • The Asia-Pacific region, home to some of the fastest growing and most populous countries globally, has seen the highest growth in electricity generation, with coal being the predominant source
  • The region is the largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions and has witnessed significant activity to promote renewable energy
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