Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report

The pandemic has thrown into stark relief the global battle of cities for cleaner air and a better future. The 2021 edition of REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report, the only stocktaking of cities’ energy transition efforts worldwide, shows that one billion people live in cities with a renewable energy target or policy, The number of cities that have enforced partial or complete bans on fossil fuels jumped fivefold in 2020. For the second year, REN21 takes the temperature of how cities worldwide use renewable energy to battle emissions to prevent air pollution and climate change. More than half of the global population lives in cities, which account for three-quarters of global final energy consumption.

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