Ten countries launch Renewables Club to lead world energy transformation

• June 5, 2013
Renewables Club

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Just ahead of the 2013 UN intersessional climate talks in Bonn, a group of ten countries established the Renewables Club, an initiative poised to lead the global clean energy revolution.

In the words of German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier:

As members of the Club we aim to lead by example. The Renewables Club is a political initiative of pioneering countries that are united by an important goal: a worldwide transformation of the energy system.

The ten member nations include: Germany, the People’s Republic of China, Denmark, France, India, Morocco, South Africa, Tonga (as a representative of small- and medium-sized island nations), the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Though the Renewables Club is not held by binding targets, together they represent a major force in the world and their commitment is a powerful public statement. Collectively, the ten countries represent:

  • 40% of the world’s population, with 2.9 billion inhabitants
  • 27% of the world economy (measured in nominal GDP), with $19 trillion
  • 40% of global investments in renewables last year
  • economies that are leaders in technology, innovation, industry, renewable deployment, and efficient policy frameworks.
  • emerging economies that stand to greatly benefit from a rapid transition to renewable energy.

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