J a n u a r y  2 0 1 9 — Volume 27, Issue 01

GENI-us Letter 2019-01

Warning: Progress Is Lacking To Achieve The 2020 Climate Turning Point

Dear GENI Friend,

In 2015, the nations of the world developed the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We featured these 17 Goals and 169 targets in previous newsletters. Many of these goals require us to shift our economies to cleaner, more sustainable practices.  Several climate analysis organizations then defined 6 milestones – in Energy, Infrastructure, Transport, Land Use, Industry and Finance -- that must be met by 2020 to put the world on the pathway to meet the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The World Resources Institute tracks our progress on these milestones, and our collective grading is poor. Strong investment in renewable energy has achieved 30% of electricity supply. Yet almost every other indicator is lacking/lagging, rated as “insufficient progress” to be on track by the 2020 Turning Point.

We must push our leaders now to commit, legislate and invest in these critical sectors.

In Partnership for the Planet,

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Peter Meisen, President

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