Pacific Leaders’ meet to discuss Energy Roadmaps

01 April 2013| Articles


IRENA participated in the Pacific Leaders’ Energy Summit, organised by the Tongan Government, on 21-22 March in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The event enabled leaders from the Pacific islands to share their experience in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewables, and to hear in more detail the lessons Tonga has learnt from TERM, the Tonga Renewable Energy Roadmap.

IRENA participated in the Pacific Leaders’ Energy Summit, organised by the Tongan Government, on 21-22 March in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The event enabled leaders from the Pacific islands to share their experience in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewables, and to hear in more detail the lessons Tonga has learnt from TERM, the Tonga Renewable Energy Roadmap. IRENA was asked to make a presentation at the Summit: during this the Director-General spoke about the potential of renewable energy and Dolf Gielen, Director of IITC, made a presentation on IRENA’s engagement in the Pacific including progress to date and plans for the future.

Director-General Adnan Amin’s speech to the Pacific Leaders’ Energy Summit is available here.