Mobilising Renewable Energy Projects in Small Island States

The capacity building roundtable for islands in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Sea was organised by IRENA through its SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.

  • August 2022

How E-mobility is Raising Environmental Awareness in Costa Rica

Costa Rican cities like Cartago, Grecia, and Guanacaste have witnessed a remarkable increase in e-mobility infrastructure, thanks to a robust policy framework.

  • August 2022

What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

Although vulnerable to the severest impacts of a warming planet, SIDS have historically contributed the least to global carbon emissions.

  • April 2022

Aligning Recovery with Climate Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

The two-day virtual event gathered participants from government institutions, development partners, media and non-governmental organizations, serving as a platform for exchanging experiences, lessons learned and best practices in the LAC region...

  • December 2020

Latin America’s Energy Community Underlines Link Between Energy Transformation and Prosperity

IRENA and OLADE host event to put the Agency’s global roadmaps into regional perspectives during virtual discussion on economic recovery.

  • August 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

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

New IRENA events series kicked off with Innovation Day in Latin America

The event brought together over 200 participants from across Latin America and abroad to inspire and inform the broader and faster uptake of innovative solutions in the power sector. 

  • July 2019

Argentinian City Puts Solar Water Heaters on the Boil

Growing cities need power, heat and water in rapidly rising quantities. Argentina’s third largest city, Rosario, with a population approaching a million, is encouraging widespread use of solar water heaters as a way to help meet its energy...

  • May 2019