2021 marks the beginning of a crucial decade of climate action, and the world must urgently act to achieve net zero by the middle of this century to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Luckily, the world already has one of the most important solutions to get us to net zero – wind.
We are in a ‘make or break’ decade for our planet. To have a chance at avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, we need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions – now. Governments must take a bold climate emergency approach today, or risk falling too far behind.
We have the solutions today to achieve the majority of the carbon reductions needed to keep global warming under 1.5°C pre-industrial levels. Wind is the solution with the most potential to decarbonise our world right now, and in the future.
As world economies still reel from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, now is our chance to build back better than ever to make our economies more resilient and sustainable. We can’t go back to ‘business-as-usual’.
Save the planet or boost the economy? How about both? Wind can create 3.3 million jobs globally in the next five years alone, and can bring the workforces of industries in decline with us on the journey to a cleaner and more prosperous future.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, but we need to be installing at least 390 GW of new wind capacity a year to get us to net zero – three to four times to pace of current forecasts.