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Momentum to update 2030 targets for climate action has stalled since May, with no major emitters releasing stronger climate targets, says a new analysis released today by Climate Action Tracker.
Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying and some of these trends are now irreversible during our present time frame, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Despite a historic decline of 4% in primary energy demand as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world’s economies, polluting G20 countries barely met and still missed their unambitious renewable energy targets.
The Pretoria High Court has issued an interdict preventing coal mining company Uthaka Energy from starting mining and related activities in a Strategic Water Source area.
Despite renewable energy having been the most resilient form of power generation during the lockdown, urgent investment is needed to scale systems and technologies and digitalise grids to help meet climate goals.
IRENA and the RES4Africa Foundation have agreed to cooperate to increase the speed of renewable energy development in Africa.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres says disruption is “outpacing our efforts to address it” with each week bringing “new climate-related devastation”.