Energy Day at COP21: Unlocking Climate Solutions

An increasing number of governments, businesses and cities are taking action to accelerate the ongoing renewable energy transition. To spur momentum at COP21, yesterday was designated Energy Day in the context of the Lima-Paris Action...

  • December 2015

RE-Energising the Future: Renewable Energy Solutions Showcased in Paris

Renewable energy solutions, innovation and action were showcased yesterday in Paris at the 'RE-Energising the Future' international conference – a gathering of governments, businesses and civil society organized by IRENA and several...

  • December 2015

Renewable Energy: A Win-Win Solution for Islands

On 2 December at COP21 in Paris, IRENA and Germany hosted an event to celebrate and strengthen win-win renewable solutions for small island developing states (SIDS).

  • December 2015

Harnessing the Earth’s Heat for Climate Action

Tapping into the earth's heat to produce geothermal energy offers the world enormous benefits. Proven resources exist in nearly 90 countries, but 90% of it still remains underground. For this reason, IRENA hosted a high-level workshop during COP21 to...

  • December 2015

7 Things You Need to Know about Renewable Energy at COP21

As world leaders take the stage today at the opening of COP21, transitioning to a world powered by renewable energy will be at the core of their messages, whether they explicitly say so or not. Here are seven things you need to know about renewable...

  • November 2015

Leaders Endorse Action Plan to Increase Island Renewables

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) now have an action plan to increase their domestic deployment of renewable energy. The Martinique Action Plan (MAP), developed during a June conference in Martinique, outlines practical steps for deployment...

  • July 2015

France and Spain ratify IRENA’s treaty

On March 2, 2011, France and Spain have deposited the instrument of ratification of IRENA’s treaty. As of that day, 148 countries and the European Union have signed IRENA’s treaty and 62 have ratified it.

  • March 2011