IRENA Launches Capacity Building Programme for Young Professionals from LDC and SIDS

A new IRENA initiative aims to establish a capacity building programme for young professionals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). 

  • January 2020

How Global Energy Transformed in 2019

As we enter a new decade during which significant carbon emission reductions need to be made, 2019 presents a picture of positive momentum. See 20 reminders of how energy transformation advanced in 2019. 

  • January 2020

SDG 7: Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

A high-level roundtable discussion was held at COP25 in Madrid to discuss SDG 7 within the context of climate action. Two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector.

  • 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

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

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