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City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

Zhangjiakou benefits from an abundant renewable energy resources, including an estimated technical resource potential of 30 gigawatts (GW) for solar photovoltaics (PV) and 40 GW for wind. IRENA’s report finds that after 2035, the city can achieve renewable shares of over 70% by 2050. 

  • November 2019

Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

As new markets emerge worldwide, IRENA’s latest report sees solar PV covering one quarter of global power by 2050.

  • November 2019

IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

IRENA’s first ever renewable energy matchmaking event took now place in Johannesburg as part of the Africa Investment Forum hosted by the African Development Bank.

  • November 2019


IRENA Concludes its Eighteenth Council

High-level representatives from 124 member countries attended the 18th meeting of the IRENA Council, held on November 5 and 6, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, to review the Agency’s progress and explore its future plans to accelerate the global energy transformation to ensure a sustainable, climate-safe future.

  • November 2019


Action on the Ground Takes Centre Stage in Abu Dhabi as Countries Gather for 18th IRENA Council

Agency reviews progress and plans new work programme towards a climate-safe, sustainable future.

  • November 2019


New Report Identifies Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

With heavy fuel oil covering 82 per cent of the sector’s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds.

  • October 2019

Shipping industry must act to meet emissions targets, path unclear - IRENA

Immediate action is required if the global shipping industry is to meet a target of halving its carbon emissions by the middle of the century, but how to achieve this remains unclear, a report showed on Thursday.