A Renewable Urban Agenda

“Cities are realising that renewables offer an effective means to address climate change and reduce air pollution, while helping solve a host of social, economic and environmental challenges,” says IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin....

  • October 2016

Living Sustainably: Future Renewable Cities

For millennia, the vast majority of the world’s population lived in the countryside. But today more than 54% of the world’s population lives in cities. one of the most pressing challenges this brings is making sure that cities, which...

  • October 2016

Event: IRENA & Partners Focus on Sustainable Cities

To help drive the needed energy transition in cities, IRENA and the governments of Ecuador, Germany and the UAE will host a full-day event on the sidelines of the upcoming UN Habitat III meeting in Quito, Ecuador.

  • September 2016

New Funds Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

IRENA is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million now available is part of a USD 350 million commitment by the UAE to...

  • November 2015

Ecuador ratifies IRENA’s treaty

On January 13, 2011, Ecuador has deposited the instrument of ratification of IRENA’s treaty. As of that day, 148 countries and the European Union have signed IRENA’s treaty and 52 have ratified it.

  • January 2011

IRENA welcomes Ecuador as 99th Signatory

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Fander Falconí Benítez signed the Statute on 18 June 2009

  • June 2009