Five ways to jump-start the renewable energy transition

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Widespread access to key components and materials will help speed up the global energy transition. Image: United Nations

Domestic policy frameworks must urgently be reformed to streamline and fast-track renewable energy projects. Image: United Nations

Around $5.9 trillion was spent on subsidizing the fossil fuel industry in 2020 alone. Image: United Nations

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At least $4 trillion a year needs to be invested in renewable energy until 2030 to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Image: United Nations

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