BUILDING RESILIENT ENERGY SYSTEMS
While some poor and vulnerable communities live without energy access, they are also on the frontline for climate change impacts.
CIDSE advocates for the transformation of the global energy system so that it protects and delivers for all its people. Building safe, affordable, reliable, and efficient energy systems based on renewable sources will meet development needs while complying with the goal of the Paris Agreement to stay within 1.5°C warming of global average temperatures. Such systems can also positively contribute to address the causes of climate change and increase local resilience to current and future climatic impacts. CIDSE also denounces false solutions such as coal, large hydro-power projects, agrofuels and nuclear which can’t deliver a fair and long-term transition.
We believe a rapid global shift to 100% renewable energy production by no later than 2050 is absolutely necessary, 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 in the global north, and we promote this in our work on sustainable lifestyles.
Thriving in our common homeFebruary 15, 2023
CIDSE STRATEGIC Framework 2023 – 2028 CIDSE is pleased to publish its new Strategic Framework ‘Thriving in our common home’, […]
EC proposal for EU carbon removal: “Full of red flags”December 1, 2022
CIDSE, together with over 200 civil society organisations led by the coalition campaign Real Zero Europe, slams the European Commission’s […]
The imperative of CooperationNovember 14, 2022
Steps toward an equitable response to the climate crisisCivil society equity review, November 2022 As climate negotiations enter in full […]
Climate change inaction is a moral outrageNovember 8, 2022
Op-ed by his Eminence Fridolin Besungu Cardinal Ambongo, Archbishop of Kinshasa and the Vice-President of SECAM and President of the […]
Act Now: Bringing social justice to the heart of COP27November 4, 2022
CIDSE COP27 Policy Briefing, November 2022 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 27th Conference of the Parties […]