Event - Energy Compacts Workshop: 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy as the Path to Net-Zero
Energy Compacts Workshop: 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy as the Path to Net-Zero
- Climate Change
- Renewable Energy
2021/08/24 11.00 EST
2021/08/24 12.30 EST
Companies, national and local governments, and other stakeholders are invited to sign up to a Coalition for 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy being coordinated by Google, supported by UN-Energy and in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). The Coalition will be launched officially during the High-level Dialogue on Energy. Stakeholders are also encouraged to register their own Energy Compacts, committing to the 24/7 CFE principles and outlining their own actions towards 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy. Electricity accounts for approximately 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Two sectors with large potential to be electrified -- transportation and buildings -- together account for another 21%. Thus, full decarbonization of electricity systems is key to mitigating climate change, with the potential to eliminate nearly 50% of greenhouse gas emissions globally.