A more nuanced understanding is needed because sometimes solar and wind energy can lead to negative social and environmental consequences that can trigger conflict in the global south
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What were the key debates at the heart of the process to agree on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Central areas of contention included how to interpret the universal nature of the SDGs and who will fund their implementation.
Fossil fuel divestment campaigns are gathering momentum. What if investors were convinced to divest? In the long-term they will probably shift their investments to renewable energy but we cannot rely on the assumption that divesting from fossil fuels will automatically reduce global emissions fast enough to tackle climate change. This is because investors may switch to carbon intensive non-energy investments and might not choose the cleanest forms of renewable energy.