Building the Next Phase of Growth in Southeast Asia Around Renewable Energy. It’s Possible.

A global trade hub and a strong example of the benefits of regional cooperation, Southeast Asia promises to emerge as one the most successful economic development stories of the 21st century. To fulfil its full potential however, the region should...

  • October 2019

IRENA Takes Renewable Innovation & Climate Action to High-Level Events in Asia

Agency to participate in the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, the UN’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week, and host its second Innovation Day

  • August 2019

Enabling Policies Can Unlock Renewable Energy Investments in ASEAN, IRENA Outlines

In a presentation to ASEAN Energy Ministers, Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, the Director-General of IRENA reinforced the Agency’s support for the region’s aspirational renewable energy target of 23 per cent of total primary energy by 2025. 

  • October 2018

IRENA at SIEW: Socio-Economic Benefits of a Sustainable Energy Future in Southeast Asia

IRENA’s commitment to supporting a sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia will be showcased during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) starting next week. 

  • October 2018

Suzhou Forum Calls for Faster Energy Transformation for Better Lives and Prosperity

Senior government officials, business leaders and key players in the global energy sector met today at the Third International Forum on Energy Transitions (IFET) in Suzhou, China.

  • October 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

Japan’s international renewables leadership can help it scale-up domestic market

IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin discusses the era of renewable energy diplomacy and Japan’s place within a global energy sector undergoing a rapid transformation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Taro Kono. 

  • April 2018

IRENA and State Grid Corporation of China Team-Up to Expand Regional Renewable Capacities

Technical experts from SGCC to assist IRENA’s renewable capacity building activities in Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

  • November 2017

Solar Supports Village Livelihoods and Spurs Business in Fiji

Reliable solar-powered refrigerators are creating economic opportunities for remote, rural towns.

  • October 2017

Solar-Based Solutions Improving Livelihoods in Rural Areas

More than electricity, solar power is bringing reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable development solutions to rural areas in Nepal.

  • July 2017