OLADE and IRENA Put Renewables at Heart of Economic Recovery in Latin America and Caribbean

Accelerating renewables could bring 3 million jobs to Latin America as region battles COVID-19
  • July 2020

IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda

Report says targeted public spending and policy action will bring immediate jobs and boost GDP - provides recommendations how to maximise recovery while meeting climate goals.
  • June 2020

Renewables Increasingly Beat Even Cheapest Coal Competitors on Cost

Competitive power generation costs make investment in renewables highly attractive as countries target economic recovery from COVID-19, new IRENA report finds.
  • June 2020

Energy Transition at the Heart of Africa’s COVID-19 Response say High-Level Dialogue Participants

African Union and IRENA host ministers and intergovernmental leaders to discuss the continent’s immediate needs and roadmap to recovery.
  • May 2020

IRENA and ESCAP Step up Joint Efforts to Support Asia-Pacific’s Crisis Response

The two organisations will seek to bolster provision of low-cost, sustainable energy to prepare health systems for vaccine delivery and rebuild economies.
  • May 2020

Renewable Energy Can Support Resilient and Equitable Recovery

IRENA’s first Global Renewables Outlook shows decarbonisation of the energy system supports short-term recovery while creating resilient and inclusive economies and societies.
  • April 2020

African Union and IRENA to Advance Renewables in Response to COVID-19

Renewable energy solutions will provide fast response to the global coronavirus pandemic and build more resilient energy systems.
  • April 2020

Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General 
  • April 2020

IRENA Invites Renewable Energy Developers to Register Projects on Investment Platform

Initiative forms IRENA’s contribution to Climate Investment Platform, which aims to match project opportunities with financial resources
  • March 2020

IRENA and UN-Habitat Join Efforts to Accelerate Global Energy Transition in Cities

IRENA’s studies show that cities are responsible for 65 per cent of global energy demand and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data shows cities are responsible for 71-76 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
  • February 2020