Tenth Session of the IRENA Assembly

10 – 12 January 2020 |Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


 

 

The tenth session of the Assembly brought together Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Member delegations as well as heads of international and regional organisations, public and private entities and civil society representatives to contribute to the energy transformation dialogue.

One Ministerial Roundtable and two Ministerial Plenary sessions took place, engaging Ministers and High-level participants on specific topics such as Decarbonisation – Green Hydrogen, Renewables Investment and Hydropower. A number of thematic meetings were held over the course of the 10th session of the IRENA Assembly. The main objectives included raising awareness of the importance of intensifying global efforts to deploy renewable energy, and to discuss their impact on the energy transformation and sustainable development, connecting policy makers, experts and innovators worldwide to learn from each other, and share best practice and experiences on issues of common interest. The Assembly also considered the conclusions of the Agency’s Council meetings and provided guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.

The Assembly was the starting event of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and was prior to the World Future Energy Summit, that took place from 13 to 16 January 2020 and featured a number of IRENA hosted events.

For more information, kindly refer to the 10th Assembly Executive Overview, or read the following newsroom items about the Assembly and its activities:

 

 
Room A1
Room A2
Room B1
10:00 - 13:00
International Dialogue on Global Best Practices for Strategic Long-Term Energy Planning
IRENA HQ
10:30 - 13:00
High-Level Meeting on Accelerating the Energy Transformation in Small Island Developing States
10:00 - 13:00
Legislators Forum: Engaging Communities in the Energy Transformation - Adoption of National Policies
10:00 - 11:15
Réunion de Concertation Francophone
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch
14:15 - 18:00
IRENA Youth Forum: The New Generation Of Decision Makers
Olive Garden Terrace, Oléa, St. Regis Hotel
14:30 - 18:00
Public-Private Dialogue

1) Adapting Market Design and Policies to Support the Integration of High-Shares of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)

2) Scaling-up Private Sector Investment to Accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition
14:00 - 16:00
High-level Meeting on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

16:30 - 18:00
Enhancing Dialogue among Countries with High Shares of Renewables in their Energy Systems
14:00 - 15:30
Renewable Energy in Cities

16:30 - 18:00
Launch of the Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform
19:30
High-level Dinner for Women in Renewable Energy (by invitation)
Mazi Restaurant
10:00 - 13:00
Assembly Opening and Reports
Opening Statements
Reports from SIDS, Geopolitics, Legislators Forum, Public-Private, and Youth events
Annual Report of the Director-General on the Implementation of the Work Programme and Budget for 2018-2019
Proposed Work Programme and Budget for 2020-2021
Member Interventions
Plenary Hall
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 18:00
Member Interventions (cont.)
Plenary Hall
15:00 - 17:00
Ministerial Roundtable
Decarbonisation — Green Hydrogen
Ministerial Hall
19:00
Assembly Dinner Reception
Ballroom Terrace

19:30
Ministerial Dinner (by invitation)
Ministerial Plenary Session
8:45 - 9:30
Facilitating Finance for Renewable Energy in Developing Countries - IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

9:30 - 10:00
Coffee Break

10:00 - 13:00
Renewables Investment in the context of National Energy Planning and Implementation
Energy plans including NDCs
Investment and De-risking Platforms
Plenary Hall
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch

13:00 - 13:30
Press conference
Foyer
13:00 - 14:30
Ocean Technologies in the Energy Transition
Room A1
13:00 - 14:30
Global Geothermal Alliance:
Enabling Frameworks for Accelerated Development
Room B1
14:30 - 16:00
Ministerial Plenary Session
Hydropower
Plenary Hall
16:00 - 16:30
MoU signings
16:30 - 17:30
Report from the Ministerial Roundtable on Decarbonisation - Green Hydrogen
Administrative and Institutional Matters
AoB-Closing

Plenary Hall