Island nations’ leading role in renewable energy – Al Jazeera English

Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact.

Source: Island nations’ leading role in renewable energy – Al Jazeera English

Island nations’ leading role in renewable energy

Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact.

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Many people don't yet realise that renewables are winning against fossil fuels. Coal, oil and natural gas are on the way out and their decline is irreversible, write Nasheed and Kennedy [Getty Images]
Many people don’t yet realise that renewables are winning against fossil fuels. Coal, oil and natural gas are on the way out and their decline is irreversible, write Nasheed and Kennedy [Getty Images]

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@MohamedNasheed

Mohamed Nasheed was the first democratically elected President of the Maldives.

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@dannyksfun

Danny Kennedy is a leading clean energy entrepreneur and co-founder of the global solar company Sungevity.

In November, government representatives all across the world meet again to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change. The centre of contention will now shift from political jockeying between nations, to the energy war between renewables and fossil fuel.

While last year’s COP21 was full of promise for a new direction in global climate politics and a rapid uptake of clean energy technology, the world is looking for tangible actions.

As the world’s biggest polluters, the announcement of ratifications by the United States and China around the G20 is a big deal, but so are the examples being set by some of the world’s tiniest nations.

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