11/20/2013 1:32 PM
Warsaw, Poland, 20 November 2013: Globally, more than one trillion dollars a year is invested in energy systems. This excessive dependence on fossil fuel-based energy - 85% of primary energy- is a major contributor to global warming and climate change. Global energy use is expected to grow by 36 per cent by 2035 - with non OEDC countries accounting for almost all of the increase - and based on current trends 15 per cent of the world’s will still access in 2030. Therefore, we cannot afford business as usual.
Market and current trends confirm that a transition has begun. In just eight years since 2005, the number of countries with clean energy target nearly tripled from 48 to 138, half of which are set by developing countries. Yet, myths and misunderstanding still abound.
To dispel these myths, and provide facts, UNEP launched two new publications today.
Read full media advisory here