Solve Climate by 2030

How can an ambitious Green Recovery based national, regional and local action put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030? Climate-concerned university and high school faculty worldwide, and across disciplines, will assign these webinars as homework, using them as a springboard for discussing regional climate solutions, energy justice, and a Green Recovery.

 

Taking Action to Address Climate Change

 

DRN-Ghana is committed and supporting the Solve Climate 2030 Decade of Action to accelerate the adoption of climate resilient models so our communities and MMDAs can lead towards a low-carbon future and high level Resilient future.

As climate change becomes imminent with wildfires, drought, floods and other extreme weather conditions resulting in significant social and economic consequences, there’s a societal imperative to harness reliable and sustainable power in a scalable and affordable way.

 

DRNGhana is playing a key role in climate change adaptation and management by investing in local local level actions to create ecosystems, networks of experienced companies, investors and technological experts that lay the foundation for a low-emission, high-resilience future.

 

Why 2030?

 

DRNGhana is committed to Carbon Neutrality goal in 2030. The world’s top climate scientists have told us we have a ten-year window to make rapid reductions in the carbon pollution causing global warming in order to hold the warming to the low end of under 3 degrees F. If we don’t, we will severely destabilize the global climate, leading to extreme weather, droughts, floods and sea-level rise that will be increasingly hard for humans to manage.

 

Why National-Level and Local Action?

 

The very good news on climate is that a whole suite of clean energy solutions from solar to wind to battery storage to electric vehicles and more have gotten cheap and are getting cheaper.  In many markets, these solutions now cost substantially less then the polluting, fossil fuel alternatives. Bard researchers have explored (here and here) the Solar Dominance Hypothesis: the idea that in the 2020’s solar plus storage will emerge as part of a suite of highly disruptive clean energy technologies. These powerful market trends mean that scaling up climate solutions is increasingly about smoothing the paths for adoption, and much of this work needs to happen locally.

 

A glaring example: Ghana has very little solar power but ready to create more enabling environment to create alternative renewable farms and promote use Solar for incentives like reduce national grid with household or industry solar and get paid. Gradually converge all Educational facilities  and Government Ministries and Agencies buildings to be powered by solar energy. The difference? Policy driven by civic action. Rising national, regional and local action around climate solutions could open the road to “solve climate” the energy side over the next decade.