Coalition for Advancing Low Carbon Fuels Launches at COP22

A massive scale-up in renewable energy deployment is vital to fully decarbonize the global energy system by 2050.  

  • November 2016

IRENA Convenes Ministers at COP22 to Address Renewables for Africa

Ministers and senior officials from government, international organizations, development institutions and civil society gathered at COP22 in Marrakech on Monday to discuss the pathways to meet African climate objectives with renewable energy.

  • November 2016

Scaling up Renewable Energy on Small Island Developing States: The Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

As early supporters of renewable energy technologies Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have played a pivotal role in demonstrating the role of renewables in achieving the Sustainable Development and Climate agendas. They know that overcoming...

  • November 2016

How Corporates are Taking the Lead in Renewable Energy

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the voluntary demand for renewable energy sourced by large corporations to supply their own operations and supply chains.   

  • November 2016

Decarbonising the Global Economy: Thinking Differently to Achieve a Renewable Energy Future

During a plenary session at the World Climate Summit on 13 November, held on the sidelines of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, a diverse panel of speakers discussed the kinds of innovations needed to achieve rapid deployment of renewables –...

  • November 2016

The Transformative Role of Renewable Energy – Energy Day at COP 22

“The climate objectives agreed in Paris require nothing less than the radical decarbonisation of the global economy,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General, speaking before the start of Energy Day at COP22 on November 11.

  • November 2016

[Video] Sustainable Transportation Innovators Speak Out at COP22 Energy Day

One of the sub-themes emerging at this year's Global Climate Action Agenda Energy Day at COP22, co-organised by IRENA and Sustainable Energy for All, was sustainable transport. Bertrand Piccard, initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse,...

  • November 2016

Renewable Energy Track Underway as COP22 Opens in Marrakech

COP22, the United Nations annual climate conference, kicked off Monday in Marrakech, Morocco with delegations lighting solar lanterns to represent unity for a clean energy future, essential to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

  • November 2016

Renewable Energy and IRENA at COP22

COP22 will help determine what concerted actions are needed to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change. IRENA is using the opportunity to promote policies and financial initiatives that will accelerate the deployment of renewable energy,...

  • October 2016

Much has been achieved, much remains to be done

efforts at the multilateral level to create awareness about the need and the benefits to turn to renewable energies for sustainable development had gone a long way, and much had already been undertaken by countries in that direction, said mr adnan z....

  • June 2012