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International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future.
  • January 2017

Solar PV panels in the city

Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All

With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November) to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonise our energy system.
  • November 2016

IRENA Welcomes Paris Climate Agreement as 'watershed for the global energy transition'

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement after the adoption of the Paris Agreement at the COP 21 Climate Conference.
  • December 2015

38 Countries Launch Global Geothermal Alliance

A coalition of 38 countries and over 20 development and industry partners have joined forces to increase the share of geothermal energy in the global energy mix.
  • December 2015

Global Actions on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Can Unlock Climate Solution

Hundreds of governments, businesses and cities are making strong commitments to accelerate the ongoing energy transition at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris today.
  • December 2015

Re-energising the Future: Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate Change

For the first time at any UN climate conference (COP21) renewable energy solutions and visions for a renewables-powered future are being showcased to world leaders at the international conference 'RE-Energising the Future' (today, 9:30-19:00, Palais Brongniart).
  • December 2015


Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by IRENA.
  • May 2015

Asian solar panels

Les énergies renouvelables seront cruciales pour les discussions sur le climat à Paris, selon l’IRENA

Tandis que la France se prépare à accueillir la conférence cruciale sur le climat à Paris en décembre 2015, dont le résultat définira les futurs efforts mondiaux, les énergies renouvelables sont de plus en plus sur le devant de la scène dans le débat climatique.
  • September 2014

Asian solar panels

Renewable energy will be key to Paris climate talks, IRENA says

As Paris prepares for its make-or-break Climate Conference in December 2015, renewable energy is taking centre stage. IRENA’s report REthinking Energy, presented at the Senate of France this week, underlines that renewables must be part of any solution to avoid catastrophic climate change.
  • September 2014


Strong international support for IRENA Global Atlas initiative Launched

International cooperation on renewable energy passed another milestone at the third Meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) taking place in London (April 25-26), when a dozen influential countries expressed their commitment to the development of the Global Solar and Wind Atlas initiative, being managed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • April 2012