Legislators Dialogue at COP28

In cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Climate Vulnerable Forum Global Parliamentary Group and the International Renewable Energy Agency the Global Renewables Congress organised a Legislators Dialogue at COP28 in Dubai, UAE, under the theme Tripling Renewable Power by 2030

 The existing renewable energy targets set by countries around the world fall short of what is needed to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C. To bridge this gap, it has become crucial to triple the renewable energy capacity globally and to double the energy efficiency on a regional and international level, as indicated in the roadmap developed by the COP28 Presidency, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the Global Renewables Alliance (GRA).  

Fast-tracking the energy transition and slashing emissions before 2030 is required to slow down climate change and stop the creation of related risks. Thus, tripling the global renewable energy target is a critical step in achieving the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and effectively tackling climate change. 

The Legislators Dialogue presented an opportunity for Legislators to take meaningful steps towards a sustainable and renewable energy future. By coming together to discuss, collaborate, and strategize, to work towards a world where renewable energy plays a central role in mitigating climate change, securing energy sustainability, and fostering economic growth on a global scale to help prevent climate disasters.