"RE-energizing Africa" With Renewables - SAIREC 2015

Energy is a vital concern across Africa. The continent’s total electricity consumption increased 650% between 1971 and 2013, from 80 TWh to 600 TWh, and this growth is expected to continue. Over the next 25 years, electricity demand will triple...

  • October 2015

Durban Plan for Climate Treaty Greeted With Mixed Feelings

National Geographic Its director-general, Adnan Amin, told the workshop that its network of countries now stands at 150, and its hope is to include all the world's countries in..

  • December 2011

IRENA front page coverage on the special COP supplement

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  • December 2011

IRENA launches Working Paper in Durban

IRENA held a side event on 4 December, in cooperation with the South African Department of Energy

  • December 2011

IRENA/WMO: Renewable energy contributes to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meterological Organisation (WMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly implement activities related to the assessment of renewable energy potentials.

  • December 2011

IRENA Hosts Workshop on Bringing Renewables to Scale

On the margins of the Durban Climate Change Conference, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) hosted a workshop for journalists that looked at different aspects of bringing renewables to scale in South Africa and elsewhere, such as...

  • December 2011

Media workshops on renewable energy at COP/Durban

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is convening a series of media workshops during the UNFCCC’s COP17, in Durban, South Africa, to inform journalists on key issues facing the renewable energy sector.

  • November 2011

New ratifications for IRENA

Four countries ratified IRENA’s treaty in November. Marshall Islands (16.11.2010), Niger (16.11.2010), The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (29.11.2010), South Africa (30.11.2010). As of today, 148 countries and the European Union have...

  • December 2010