Tackling the climate emergency - a security, socioeconomic and environmental crisis - requires the unprecedented transformation of energy systems and switching to renewable energy (RE) options across all sectors in the immediate future. Coordinated action is needed to make this happen.
Local and regional governments are increasingly taking leadership, defining ambitious climate and energy plans for their communities and implementing sustainable, low-to-no emission and resilient development of their cities, towns and regions. National governments play a key role in creating the enabling framework conditions to support this local action. Partnerships and coordinated efforts are needed to move forward rapidly.