Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change supports Global Wind Day and urges governments to start “a radical transformation of the world into a low-carbon economy to stand a chance of staying below the internationally agreed maximum two degrees Celsius temperature rise”.
Figueres added “the extensive and scaled-up deployment of wind energy and other forms of renewable energy needs to play a central role in this transformation. By providing the right conditions and incentives, policy-makers at all levels can harness the potential of the wind sector, whilst ensuring its environmental integrity. This can in turn provide a policy impetus for stronger climate action all round at national and international level, including in the negotiations towards a new 2015 global climate agreement,” said UNFCC Executive Secretary Figueres in Bonn.
Global Wind Day is supported by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU.Irish Ambassador to the European Union Tom Hanney says: “We have a lot of wind sweeping over the country given our geographical location. An increasing amount of our energy is produced from wind. We are committed to reaching our renewable energy targets under EU energy policy and we will be a net wind exporter. Overall, wind is a very important resource for Ireland and an increasing one, so therefore we support Global Wind Day”.