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IRENA at UNGA73: Renewables Central to Global Climate and Sustainable Development Objectives

As leaders meet in New York for their annual gathering, IRENA is actively engaging with states and stakeholders during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

  • September 2018

Renewable Energy is Enabling a World of Cheap, Abundant Electricity

The synergies between electrification of end-use sectors and accelerated renewables deployment are very strong. But during the conference it was stressed that smart approaches to electrification are crucial to harness the synergies. 

  • September 2018

A Digitalised, Decentralised Future is Around the Corner

IRENA Innovation Week showcased a rich series of presentations and panel discussions exploring how emerging innovations are impacting the way we manage and distribute energy.

  • September 2018

IRENA Innovation Week Discusses & Dissects Disruption in the Energy Sector

IRENA Innovation Week is a biannual gathering of startups, corporate leaders, government officials and experts at the forefront of energy system innovation.

  • September 2018

IRENA points to offshore energy benefits for economies at G7

Speaking at the Oceans Partnership Summit during G7, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin underlined the potential of offshore renewable energy to meet energy demand, stimulate economic growth and generate employment – hallmarks of the global...

  • September 2018

IRENA at G7: Renewables Are Key to Address Global Challenges

From 19-21 September, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin will engage with Ministers and key stakeholders at the G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers Meetings, hosted by the Canadian G7 Presidency in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • September 2018

Meet the Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA

IRENA spoke to the new Permanent Representative of the UAE, Her Excellency Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, to understand what drives this sustainability focus.

  • September 2018

Why Hydrogen from Renewables May Hold the Key to a Low-Carbon Future

As the world strives to reduce emissions, power generation from renewables has emerged as a front runner in the low-carbon energy transformation. The latest IRENA report outlines the potentially pivotal role hydrogen may play in a the process.

  • September 2018

Harnessing the Power of Renewables in Refugee Camps

IRENA is supporting UNHCR to improve electricity access to refugee settings. This interview to Toby Harward, head of the UNHCR office in Abu Dhabi, reveals the outcomes of this collaboration and new challenges that need to be met by the UN,...

  • August 2018

IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

IRENA identifies four innovation focus areas in 2018 Global Innovation Index report.

  • August 2018