The transport sector represents a third of global energy demand and fourteen percent of global greenhouse gases emissions – it is also the sector with the lowest level of renewable energy use.
IRENA is engaged in numerous activities and projects that support more use of renewables in the sector. The share of renewable energy in the transport sector is only around 3% at present, however as IRENA’s REmap reports show there is the potential to as much as quadruple the renewable energy share by 2030 and go even further by mid-decade.
A transformation in the transport sector energy use is needed if he world is to meet its climate objectives, improve the sustainability of urban environments, improve energy security and reduce reliance on oil.
IRENA has identified two key areas where efforts should focus on transforming transportation: