Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

A new LAC region initiative coordinated by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and announced to the global community at COP25, sets a regional goal of reaching at least 70 per cent of renewable energy in electricity in by 2030. 

  • December 2019

Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

Through its initiative, IRENA provides platforms to support: the development of policy frameworks; the identification of potential renewable energy resources; project facilitation; capacity building; and helping island countries find financial and...

  • December 2019

Moving to a Cleaner Future

Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible. Renewable energy solutions are available now but full decarbinisation will require a mix of electrification, biofuels and electric fuels derived from hydrogen.  

  • December 2019

COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

The Energy Action Event was a thematic discussion convened by the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action during COP25. It was organized jointly by IRENA, The Climate Group, the International Chamber of Commerce, the IEA, REN21, SEforAll,...

  • December 2019

Landlocked Developing Countries Turn to Renewables for Socio-economic Development

Innovations in technology and business models, together with falling costs, have supported the rapid uptake of renewables worldwide, offering affordable energy access to even the most isolated of rural communities.

  • December 2019

IRENA to Encourage Renewable Energy Ambition at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019.

  • November 2019

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...

  • 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...

  • 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