Empowering Communities to Reap the Multiple Benefits of Renewable Energy

The participation and ownership by citizens or members of a defined community in a renewable energy project creates local socio-economic value and helps foster more positive attitudes towards renewables.

  • November 2021

IRENA at COP26: Increasing Momentum for Urgent Energy Transition Action

COP26 yielded important results, while at the same time leaving no doubt that even more ambitious action will be needed if we have any hope of holding temperature rise to 1.5° C.

  • November 2021

Building Enhanced Climate Ambitions with Renewable Energy

IRENA analysis found that of the total 194 NDCs, 143 mention quantified renewable energy targets; 109 consider quantified renewable energy targets in the power sector; while 31 NDCs mention quantified renewable energy targets for direct heat and/or...

  • November 2021

Disrupting the Status Quo: Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

Under the auspices of the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action and in cooperation with the High-Level Climate Champions, IRENA took the lead in organising the event that aimed at catalysing and showcasing accelerated action to meet the...

  • November 2021

A Steep Path to 1.5°C Needs Leadership

World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines a 1.5°C Pathway to sustainability, climate resilience and prosperity. Bold choices of global leaders can put it into action. 

  • November 2021

The Case for Leadership and Bold Choices

IRENA urges global community to seize energy transition momentum at G20, COP26 and beyond.

  • October 2021

How Renewables Power 12 Million Jobs Globally

Upward trajectory confirms the sector’s consistency in generating socio-economic gains, even during a pandemic.

  • October 2021

IRENA Members Pave Way for New Green Hydrogen Toolbox

As part of IRENA’s autumn Council, Member countries convened today in a Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen co-facilitated by Morocco and the European Commission, discussed how industry recommendations can turn into concrete measures for...

  • October 2021


Financing Big Ambitions in Small Islands

During Climate and Biodiversity Week at EXPO2020, IRENA brought together SIDS ministers, SEforALL, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), among others, under one roof to discuss the obstacles that the SIDS face in expediting access to...

  • October 2021