Worldwide employment in the renewable energy sector reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in just 12 months, despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to this new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Japan has one of the highest installed renewable energy capacities in the world. The country is also one of the world’s largest consumers of energy. Lacking its own fossil fuel resources, it relies on imports for nearly all of its supply.

The Southeast Asia region will see rapid economic growth in the coming decades and energy use is set to grow significantly. Today, the region stands at a crossroads.

This report was produced jointly by IRENA and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

The communities inhabiting the mountainous areas of the Hind Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, which rely mainly on agriculture and farming for their food security and livelihoods, face increasingly severe impacts from climate change.

This IRENA report provides an overview of the challenges and related policy measures required to scale up the deployment of key bioenergy applications.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive, reliable datasets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide.

According to this new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), almost two-thirds or 163 gigawatts of newly installed renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations have used long-term scenarios and energy planning tools to inform national planning for decades, providing excellent examples of how governments can make strategic use of such scenarios in the context of complex clean energy transitions.

In September 2020, China announced that it would aim to reach a peak in its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

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