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Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy 2030: Roadmap for Actions for Implementation

Abstract: 
The considerable economic growth that many Arab countries have experienced over the past decade, combined with rapidly rising populations, is expected to continue in the decades ahead. Across a region that encompasses both oil-rich economies and those with a scarcity of conventional energy resources, power demand is expanding between 3% and 8% annually. Energy demand is ramping up so rapidly that even energy exporters are facing the prospect of becoming energy importers. While the Arab region depends heavily on fossil fuels, it has also been identified as especially vulnerable to one effect of global climate change: the spectre of worsening water scarcity. The region stands to fulfil a globally important role in the renewable energy market, which will be the cornerstone of the low-carbon green economy of the future.
Author: 
IRENA
Year: 
2014
Input By: 
Akinleye Sowunmi
Affiliation: 
Masdar Institute Abu Dhabi
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Energy
Electronics
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
Policies
Organizations