GRREP (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     4th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, a top bureaucrat from the Union Environment Ministry indicated that India has refused to sign the Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge at COP28, citing concerns over language related to coal.

  • A total of 116 countries have signed the pledge, agreeing to triple worldwide installed renewable energy generation capacity.


Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge (GRREP)

  • About: It commits to tripling worldwide installed renewable energy generation capacity to at least 11,000 GW and to double the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements to more than 4 percent by 2030.
  • The pledge recognizes: The need to increase the pace and scale of deployment of renewables and energy efficiency significantly between now and 2030 for a system free of unabated fossil fuels.
  • Signatories: 118 nations have pledged to triple green energy. All the G20 countries — barring India, China and Russia — have signed on to the pledge.
  • Global Renewable Energy Target: 2030
  • Renewable Energy Deployment: The document emphasizes the need for a substantial increase in the deployment of renewable energy sources. 
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