47 countries announced a plan to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 30.11.2016

A key event in the international climate negotiations of the UN on climate change was the announcement of the 47 countries of the world the decision to switch to 100% renewable energy by the middle of this century. Previously, such plans were adopted in Germany, Sweden, Norway and others. USA, Canada and Mexico plan to achieve 50% of electricity from clean sources by 2025.

"The world is at a tipping point, after all, renewable energy in some countries has already become cheaper than coal and nuclear. Since the signing of the Paris agreement dozens of cities, communities and companies announced the decision to move to 100% renewable energy. The tendency of transition to clean energy will not stop any of the coal lobby, or the nuclear lobby, no Trump," said Irina Stavchuk from the National Ecological centre of Ukraine.

Now the share of renewable sources in total energy consumption of Ukraine is 6%. The plans to bring this figure to 11% by 2020.

"Despite the absence of coal and expensive cost of nuclear power Ukraine should also seriously investigate the possibility of a transition to renewable energy, because these technologies are safe and have recently become increasingly available," says Oksana Aliyeva, coordinator on energy at the climate change Foundation. Boll.

At the climate negotiations countries have also tried more details to prescribe the purposes and sources of allocation of 100 billion billion US dollars annually for projects to reduce emissions and adaptation in developing countries. From Ukraine are expected to allocate funds as a donor, as the country does not belong in the group of developed countries, but, nevertheless, there is no clear definition that Ukraine will be able to have access to these funds. "Ukraine has submitted to the Paris agreement target, to increase emissions by 40% from 2012 to 2030. It is absurd to ask money for climate emissions increase," says Ilya Eremenko, the Chairman of the Working group of nongovernmental organizations of Ukraine on the issues of climate change.

Reached a decision on the preparation for stimulating dialogue 2018, the purpose of which will search for agreements regarding the increase of countries emissions reduction in the period 2020-2030. Also during this period it is expected to review and increase filed by national contributions to the Paris deal. In Ukraine there are processes of planning, energy, transport and climate strategies. It is important that these processes have been agreed and are compatible with the purposes of the Paris agreement, which will strengthen the national contribution to the Paris deal.

Contacts for additional information:

Irina Stavchuk, head of climate change NECU
Tel.+38 095 273 26 73
Ilya Eremenko, the project coordinator of the NGO Ecoclub
Tel.+38 036 226 78 91
Press center NECU
+38 (096) 916-07-19
press AT - necu.org.ua



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