IRENA’s 23rd Council Meeting Ends with Call for Inclusive Energy Transition

25 May 2022| Press Release


High-level delegates from 100 countries discussed Agency’s medium-term strategy

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 May 2022 — The Twenty Third Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi ended today after two days of deliberations on the Agency’s medium-term strategy.

Mr. La Camera presented his vision for the Agency’s work and direction through its medium-term strategy until 2027: “Going forward, it will be even more important to anticipate the direction of change and understand the wide-reaching impacts of the energy transition. For instance, as hydrogen started to emerge as a policy priority we have been at the forefront of work in this sector, across technology, policy, and geopolitics.”

IRENA belongs to all nations, emphasized Mr. La Camera, ranging from the most developed, through the transitional and emerging economies, to small islands. He stressed the Agency’s diverse membership as key in supporting the global community on the path to an energy transition that is inclusive, resilient and fair.

The Director-General also highlighted IRENA’s work on critical materials as an example of the Agency being at the forefront of the global agenda, staying abreast of timely topics crucial to moving the global agenda on the energy transition forward.