A rapid shift to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases is needed if we are to meet the energy-related Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, including by mitigating climate change in line with the Paris Agreement. This requires the use of a wide range of clean energy technologies.
Clean Energy Technology can be defined as a wide selection of products, procedures, and services that harness renewable energy sources to reduce or eliminate wastes and emissions and significantly minimise the utilisation of natural resources. It includes any device, component of a device, or process for its use that is dedicated to the production, storage, and distribution of energy or the provision of new or improved energy services or commodities to users.
With the adoption/diffusion of clean technologies, it is possible to reach most of the required amount of emission reduction. Promoting the global deployment of clean technologies is central to mitigating climate change.
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