Global Offshore Wind Alliance : COP27
Nine new countries sign up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at COP27.
- Nine new countries: Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, and the US.
- Australia announces to sign up with global offshore wind alliance.
Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA):
- It was established to ramp up of offshore wind in order to tackle the climate and energy security crises.
- It was set up by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Denmark and the Global Wind Energy Council.
- GWEC was established in 2005 to provide a credible and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at an international level.
- Several organizations are supporting the alliance and promoting offshore wind in their respective regions.
- Both IRENA and the International Energy Agency (IEA) expect that offshore wind capacity will need to exceed 2000 GW in 2050, from just over 60 GW today, to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degree Celsius and achieve net zero.
- To reach this target, GOWA will aim to contribute to accelerating growth to reach a total of at least 380 GW installed capacity by the end of 2030.