CIDSE advocates for the transformation of the global energy system so that it protects and delivers for all its people, including poor and vulnerable communities.
Building safe, affordable, reliable, and efficient energy systems based on renewable sources, which meet communities’ development needs, can help tackle poverty and inequality. Such systems can also positively contribute to address the causes of climate change and increase local resilience to current and future climatic impacts. This is necessary to comply with the Paris agreement and more broadly ensure global climate justice .
According to CIDSE, a rapid global shift to 100% renewable energy production by no later than 2050 is needed as well as a radical and rapid reduction of energy consumption across all sectors. CIDSE also identifies the need to reduce the overall energy footprint of our lifestyles as imperative (see the campaign Change for the Planet- Care for the People).
Within its call for a shift of energy systems CIDSE also denounces false solutions such as coal, large hydro-power projects, agrofuels and nuclear which, for different reasons, can’t deliver a fair and long-term transition.
The interactive map below shows the international energy focused projects funded and promoted by CIDSE member organizations and by their partners. All the projects in the map have a specific focus on renewable energy, considering its production, distribution (and accessibility) and consumption. The map aims at giving visibility not only to the single projects, but to the overall set of projects per category and per country.