IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

IRENA and SGCC have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions.
  • April 2021

IRENA Director-General Meets with Egypt President el-Sisi to Discuss Renewable Energy Deployment

Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) met today with H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo. They discussed opportunities for accelerated renewable energy deployment in Egypt as well as cooperation between Egypt and the Agency. Egypt currently holds the presidency of the IRENA Assembly.
  • December 2016

Solar PV panels near a grid

IRENA & Central American Countries Join Forces to Integrate Renewables into Regional Power Systems

A one-week series of workshops designed to support the deployment of renewable energy in Central America will conclude tomorrow in Panama City.
  • October 2016

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


IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
  • August 2015

Leaders Advance Plans to Unlock Renewable Energy Potential in Central America

An initiative to integrate more renewable energy into the Central America power system took one step forward this week as regional vice-ministers, directors of energy, and directors of climate change met in El Salvador to discuss Central America’s energy future.
  • February 2015

World Leaders Back Major Renewable Energy Initiatives for Africa and Islands at UN Climate Summit

Two initiatives to expand people's energy access through clean, renewable energy will be substantially scaled up in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS), it was announced today at the Climate Summit by a coalition of leaders from government, business and civil society.
  • September 2014

IRENA Initiatives Against Climate Change Receive Widespread Support

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has received widespread support for two action-oriented initiatives, Africa Clean Energy Corridor and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Lighthouses, the Agency presented at Abu Dhabi Ascent, the preparatory meeting for the UN Climate Summit this September in New York. The initiatives are designed to combat man-made climate...
  • May 2014

Asian solar panels

IRENA Highlights Renewable Energy Initiatives to Mobilize Action on Climate Change at Abu Dhabi Ascent

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is advocating action oriented-initiatives to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy at the Abu Dhabi Ascent. The high-level meeting hosted by the UAE on May 4-5 is in preparation for the September U.N. Climate Summit in New York. IRENA is highlighting its Africa Clean Energy Corridor and SIDS – Lighthouses initiatives to...
  • May 2014

Africa Clean Energy Corridor to Boost Renewable Energy

Energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries committed to the creation of an ambitious initiative, the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, at a meeting in Abu Dhabi, convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Corridor will boost the deployment of renewable energy and help to meet the rising African energy demand with clean, indigenous, cost-effective power...
  • January 2014