Sustainable energy is a form of energy that does not deplete our finite resources or harm the environment. It can be used over and over again. Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and tidal energy are sustainable and available in abundance.
Unsustainable patterns of energy production and consumption threaten ecosystems and contribute to climate change. Sustainable energy can drive poverty reduction, social progress, equity, enhanced resilience, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. But switching over is hard.
How can we build modern sustainable energy solutions to tackle the biodiversity and climate challenges, while at the same time ensuring sustainable economic growth? How can we increase investments in sustainable energy in developing countries? How long will it take before sustainable energy can compete economically with traditional, non-renewable energy. What support can we offer to help developing countries transform their energy systems before they do irreparable damage to their ecosystems?