The urgency and scale of this challenge demand a global effort that addresses the system as a whole. Anything less will not be enough. This will require robust, locally-led campaigns in the countries with the highest current and projected emissions, paired with investments in diplomacy, corporations and the financial system to remove barriers and accelerate progress globally. All of these efforts must be tightly coordinated around a shared vision for the transition that we need.
Exponential expansion of renewable energy around the world faces a range of barriers.
In response ReNew2030 has established a range of strategic levers to drive change.
National and multilateral targets and plans are not ambitious enough, lack detail and omit considerations of equity and justice.
To stay below 1.5°C clean energy investments must reach trillions annually by 2030, and markets will only get us part of the way there.
Permitting delays are slowing the transition and insufficient consultation with communities creates public opposition and project delays.
Cutting edge information and communication about renewables is not accessible and widespread, myths on cost and reliability are still pervasive.
Training for workers in the renewable energy space is critically needed, alongside re-skilling for those working in coal and gas industries.
The urgency and scale of this complex challenge demand a global effort that addresses the system as a whole, through a range of strategies that move governments, businesses and society to action. Anything less will not be enough.
We combine “inside track” technical assistance for governments with “outside track” advocacy, often using our own data, analysis and research to advocate for more ambitious government commitments.
We file lawsuits to change policy, including to remove legal barriers for renewables and to delay or stop coal and gas projects.
We engage political leaders through diplomatic channels, coalition building, embassy engagement and other forms of international cooperation to influence government-to-government action.
We advocate for innovative climate finance policies while pushing financial institutions and regulators away from fossil investments and into renewables. We do this through data sharing, risk analysis and by creating public and investor pressure.
We push corporate leaders to demand clean energy by engaging them through trade associations, business forums and corporate lobbying, and provide analysis and technical assistance to help them set and achieve clean energy goals.
We mobilize local communities and people-powered movements, equipping them with the key arguments that help them win local discussions to create pressure to shift to clean energy.
We raise public awareness and support for renewables through investigative journalism, opinion articles and digital campaigns, creating a drumbeat of stories on the clean energy transition.