Asia and pacific region ‘must clean up energy to reach global decarbonisation’

Published onOctober 25, 2019

The Asia and the Pacific region’s economic transformation and energy transition is fundamental to the success of global decarbonisation goals. That’s according to a new REN21 report, which suggests the deployment of renewables in the area continues to lag behind that of traditional energy sources – this is significant, as the region contributes 52% of the world population and accounts for most of the world’s population growth. It notes continuing growth in energy demand in the power, heating and cooling and transport sectors opens a “multi-faceted renewable energy opportunity”.