Enabling frameworks for offshore wind scale up: innovations in permitting

This brief from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables presents actionable solutions to address permitting bottlenecks and accelerate related processes for scaling up offshore wind deployment. Offshore wind represents a key solution in meeting global climate goals, and an increasing number of countries are turning to this technology to catalyse their sustainable energy transition efforts. According to IRENA’s World energy transitions outlook, to remain on track to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, nearly 500 GW of global offshore wind installations will be needed by 2030, while 2 465 GW will be required by 2050.