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The energy transition refers to the transformation of the global energy sector from largely dominated by fossil fuels to zero-carbon.
The energy sector alone accounts for 73% of greenhouse gas emissions. A widespread, permanent transition to renewable energy is our only way to curb the climate crisis. The technology is known and feasible, however, there are many other barriers preventing us from achieving a just and inclusive energy transition. 2020 profoundly challenged our relationship with energy.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the cost of tying economies to the fate of fuels prone to price shocks. The very real challenges facing healthcare systems with unreliable energy access were magnified. The difficulties people faced continuing work or schooling were amplified, with many households without remote access. The energy system – along with the rest of economy – has been shaken to the core. How the world emerges from this crisis will determine our shared future and we have a small window of opportunity this year with the High-Level Dialogue on Energy.
Renewable technologies, coupled with energy efficiency, provide an immediate, cost-effective solution in the quest for economic prosperity, social inclusion, and a resilient future. The energy transition requires coordinated, urgent action on a global scale.
Join the discussion to raise your voice and address one of the greatest challenges of our time.
What is the overall goal of this consultation?
To hear real experiences and ideas from youth on how to address the challenges related to the energy transition, where the opportunities lie, how to empower local governments and the role of technology and academia.
Opportunities for youth
3. What other opportunities can clean energy bring for young people?
Technology and academia
For background information, please read the official materials uploaded by the HLDE Secretariat:
Our lead moderators, who will be preparing recommendations for the Technical Working Groups, are:
- Ms. Jaff Epse Bime Marilyn Bongmo, Rural Engineer, Ministry of Water Resources and Energy of Cameroon
- Mr. Vladislav Kaim, Member of the UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Rules of Engagement:
This discussion is open to any young person between 16-30 years
Please be respectful of each other and the moderators
Please respond to the questions and let us know which question you are answering in your comments.
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