CEOs of the global wind industry have united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for increased wind-energy production to replace fossil fuels.
The G20 is an intergovernmental forum consisting of 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy.
Representing the Global Wind Energy Coalition for COP26, 23 CEOs have sent an open letter to leaders of the G20, acknowledging that while some progress has been made in the energy transition, current net-zero pledges from G20 countries still put the world on a 2.4 celsius global warming pathway, well beyond what is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Meanwhile, wind-energy and renewables installations are currently falling well short of the trajectory needed to meet international climate goals, requiring urgent action to improve energy policies.