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48 countries pledge to use 100% renewable energy by 2050

21 Nov 2016

Close to 50 countries have agreed to use only renewable energy by 2050. The members of the Climate Vunerable Forum that made the collective decision include countries such as Ethiopia, Marshall Islands and Bangladesh. 

The countries plan to make their energy production 100 per cent renewable “as rapidly as possible” and help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. 

Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance to the President of the Marshall Islands comments: "We are pioneering the transformation towards 100 per cent renewable energy, but we want other countries to follow in our footsteps in order to evade catastrophic impacts we are experiencing through hurricanes, flooding and droughts."

The 48 members of Climate Vulnerable Forum who have confirmed to the decision are: Afghanistan, Haïti, Philippines, Bangladesh, Honduras, Rwanda, Barbados, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Bhutan, Kiribati, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, South Sudan, Cambodia, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Comoros, Maldives, Sudan, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mongolia, Timor-Leste, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niger, Vanuatu, Ghana, Palau, Viet Nam, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, and Guatemala.

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