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

Francesco La Camera Welcomes President of Burkina Faso H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Mr. Francesco La Camera discussed opportunities for accelerated renewable energy deployment in Burkina Faso with the President of Burkina Faso His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
  • January 2020

CDP and IRENA Sign an Agreement on Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

IRENA has signed an agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) aimed at fostering joint initiatives to promote the transition to renewable energy in developing countries, global access to clean energy and decarbonisation.
  • January 2020

IRENA and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry Sign MoU to Cooperate on Renewable Energy

IRENA today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Industry, to cooperate in the field of renewable energy and drive an accelerated shift to low-carbon energy sources.
  • January 2020

Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

USD 10 trillion of fossil fuel investment must be redirected towards energy transformation by 2030
  • January 2020

150 Countries Begin Discussions on Energy Transformation at 10th IRENA Assembly

More than 1,500 delegates will participate in the meeting held annually by the world’s lead intergovernmental organisation for the energy transformation.
  • January 2020

Global Decision Makers Gather for IRENA 10th Assembly

More than 1,500 delegates from around the world arrive in Abu Dhabi to advance the energy transformation
  • January 2020

UNDP and IRENA Poised to Support Breakthroughs on Renewables

Policymakers must take swift and decisive action to stop the continued progression of fossil fuels, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and IRENA said at a joint event held at the Climate Summit in Madrid.
  • December 2019

COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

New IRENA report calls on policy makers to enhance NDCs through renewables and turn the tide against global warming.
  • December 2019

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