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SIDS to Align Renewables Ambition with Recovery Efforts to Rebuild Economies

High-level Dialogue on Accelerating Energy Transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Stimulate Post Pandemic Recovery.
  • June 2020

Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

The capacity building roundtable on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in the Pacific SIDS was organised by IRENA, in partnership with the Pacific Power Association, Pacific Community, Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
  • November 2019


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

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Round Three of US$350 Million IRENA-ADFD Renewable Energy Funding Cycle Opens

In line with ADFD commitment to support renewal energy projects in cooperation with IRENA by extending concessional finance of up to USD 350 million over 7 cycles Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced the opening of the third Funding Cycle for the Project Facility.
  • December 2014

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Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Government of Samoa, the Government of New Zealand and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organised the Renewable Energy Forum.
  • September 2014

IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energy in Islands Tourism Sector

IRENA and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have joined forces to promote renewable energy use on islands. In a joint statement at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, they resolved to encourage investment in cost-effective solutions that would reduce islandsā€˜ reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuel.
  • September 2014

IRENA and ADFD Bring Power to Rural Communities

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today announced approximately $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The financed projects have a combined total capacity of 35 MW and will bring reliable and sustainable power to rural communities that are currently lacking access to...
  • January 2014