Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables 
  • November 2017

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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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IRENA Welcomes Paris Agreement as Strong Enabler for Renewable Energy Action

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today. IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality.
  • November 2016

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IRENA & Central American Countries Join Forces to Integrate Renewables into Regional Power Systems

A one-week series of workshops designed to support the deployment of renewable energy in Central America will conclude tomorrow in Panama City.
  • October 2016

IRENA Welcomes Paris Climate Agreement as 'watershed for the global energy transition'

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement after the adoption of the Paris Agreement at the COP 21 Climate Conference.
  • December 2015

Poland Can Increase Renewable Energy Nearly Five-Fold by 2030

Poland can increase its share of renewable energy in power generation from seven per cent in 2010 to nearly 38 per cent by 2030, according to a report released today by IRENA.
  • October 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

Leaders Advance Plans to Unlock Renewable Energy Potential in Central America

An initiative to integrate more renewable energy into the Central America power system took one step forward this week as regional vice-ministers, directors of energy, and directors of climate change met in El Salvador to discuss Central America’s energy future.
  • February 2015

IRENA Fifth Assembly to Discuss Urgent Need, Increased Business Case for Renewable Energy Expansion

Ministers and senior officials from more than 150 countries will meet this month to discuss the urgent need and increased business case for rapid renewable energy expansion at IRENA’s Fifth Assembly.
  • January 2015

IRENA Opens Council Meeting Amid Global Calls for Expanding Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s energy mix...
  • November 2014