The True Cost of Fossil Fuels: Saving on the Externalities of Air Pollution and Climate Change

This brief quantifies air pollution and climate change externalities related to fossil fuels, along with the extent these can be reduced with higher uptake of renewables.

  • May 2016
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

REmap: Roadmap for A Renewable Energy Future: 2016 Edition

Doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is not only feasible, but cheaper than not doing so. Economic savings would far exceed the costs. It would create more jobs, boost economic growth and save millions of lives annually through reduced air pollution. It would also, when coupled with greater energy efficiency, put the world on track to keep the rise of...

  • March 2016
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  • Benefits, Climate Change
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  • English

REthinking Energy: Renewable Energy and Climate Change

The second edition of REthinking Energy – the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – looks at how the transition to renewables could help avert catastrophic global warming. As the report points out, renewable energy is at the core of any strategy for countries to meet climate goals while supporting economic growth, employment and domestic value...

  • November 2015
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

IRENA Handbook on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), 2nd Edition

National investment and development decisions designed to address climate change can be strengthened greatly through the incorporation of renewable energy investments.

  • December 2014
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English