COVID-19 Slows Progress Towards Universal Energy Access

The Energy Progress Report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • June 2022

UAE and IRENA Launch New Initiative to Provide Access to Energy for Clean Cooking

Beyond Food partnership launched by IRENA and UAE in collaboration with NAMA to provide clean cooking energy and technologies to communities and households.
  • March 2022

IRENA and Alliance for Rural Electrification Agree to Boost Off-Grid Renewables

The two parties will work closely together on de-risking investments in decentralised renewable energy systems.
  • December 2021

Energy Community Meets to Advance Off-Grid Renewables in Pursuit of SDGs and Climate Goals

IRENA’s International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) held virtually for the first time, gathers global stakeholders to mobilise investments.
  • November 2021

Indigenous Resources Key to Energy Security and Universal Access in Botswana

IRENA assessment presents concrete findings to support renewables deployment and realisation of economic and social goals.
  • August 2021

Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities

The Energy Progress Report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • June 2021

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 Forges New Partnerships to Advance Energy Transformation

IRENA signed a host of new agreements in the margins of the recently concluded Eleventh Assembly. The four-day meeting held virtually for the first time brought close to 100 minister level representatives and 2000 attendees together to discuss pathways needed to drive renewables adoption in a year of critical climate action.
  • January 2021

Urgent Action Needed for the Energy Transition in Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling based on renewable energy has emerged as an urgent priority for countries striving to meet climate goals and build resilient, sustainable economies.
  • November 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