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Renewable energy is key to sustainable peace and development

When world leaders gathered almost 80 years ago at Bretton Woods to create what became the World Bank, they stared down the daunting task of rebuilding a world in ruins.

Today, the World Bank and the entire United Nations system are again in the throes of an ambitious development agenda: we must tackle the existential threat of climate change by ending our addiction to fossil fuels. Central to that transition is the scaling up of renewable energy. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, “Renewables are the peace plan of the 21st century.”

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