At the COP 22 Climate Change Conference this month, 48 countries as part of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2050. These countries make up a quarter of all participating countries and aim to achieve this goal through decarbonization and creating jobs in renewable energy.

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In a historic breakthrough, 48 climate vulnerable countries clear the way towards a safe and prosperous future for everyone and commit to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. In a bold move that is set to spark a global ripple effect prompting other countries into concrete action, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), chaired by Ethiopia declared shifting to net carbon neutrality in a high-level ministerial meeting held on the last day of the UN climate talks in Morocco.

“We are thrilled by this move, this is what we worked hard for all these years, countries stepping out to transform their energy dependence away from fossil fuels into sustainable resources that brings economic growth while saving lives from climate-induced potential disasters,” said Climate Action Network Director Wael Hmaidan.

Constituting 25% of the countries in the climate process, CVF vow to end energy poverty “not leaving anyone behind and protect food and water security” through massive de-carbonization plans and creating jobs in renewables.

CVF will hold a summit in 2018 to lay out their de-carbonization map that will meet science and limit temperature increase to 1.5 above pre-industrial levels.

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