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SIDS Signal High Ambition to Address Climate Change and Scale-Up Renewables

Maldives hosts inaugural Island Renewable Energy Initiative with IRENA in Malé
  • October 2017

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Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All

With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November) to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonise our energy system.
  • November 2016

Global Actions on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Can Unlock Climate Solution

Hundreds of governments, businesses and cities are making strong commitments to accelerate the ongoing energy transition at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris today.
  • December 2015

IRENA Steps Up Engagement with Pacific Islands to accelerate renewable energy technology deployment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is strengthening its engagement with the Pacific region by organising a three-day workshop on renewable energy solutions for islands.
  • November 2015

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IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
  • August 2015

World Leaders Back Major Renewable Energy Initiatives for Africa and Islands at UN Climate Summit

Two initiatives to expand people's energy access through clean, renewable energy will be substantially scaled up in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS), it was announced today at the Climate Summit by a coalition of leaders from government, business and civil society.
  • September 2014

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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government of New Zealand and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organised the Renewable Energy Forum.
  • September 2014

IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energy in Islands Tourism Sector

IRENA and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have joined forces to promote renewable energy use on islands. In a joint statement at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, they resolved to encourage investment in cost-effective solutions that would reduce islands‘ reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuel.
  • September 2014

IRENA Initiatives Against Climate Change Receive Widespread Support

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has received widespread support for two action-oriented initiatives, Africa Clean Energy Corridor and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Lighthouses, the Agency presented at Abu Dhabi Ascent, the preparatory meeting for the UN Climate Summit this September in New York. The initiatives are designed to combat man-made climate...
  • May 2014

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IRENA Highlights Renewable Energy Initiatives to Mobilize Action on Climate Change at Abu Dhabi Ascent

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is advocating action oriented-initiatives to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy at the Abu Dhabi Ascent. The high-level meeting hosted by the UAE on May 4-5 is in preparation for the September U.N. Climate Summit in New York. IRENA is highlighting its Africa Clean Energy Corridor and SIDS – Lighthouses initiatives to...
  • May 2014