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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

Togo Inaugurates 50MW Solar Plant Financed Under IRENA-ADFD Facility

The new plant has the capacity to power provide electricity to 158,000 homes and small businesses, significantly reducing the country’s dependence on firewood, charcoal, and fuel imports for energy consumption.
  • June 2021

IRENA and African Development Bank Partner to Scale up Renewables Investments in Africa

The organisations have agreed to work closely together to advance the continent’s energy transition through joint initiatives that support investments in low-carbon energy projects.
  • December 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

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

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

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New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate...
  • January 2017

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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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IRENA Convenes Legislators Forum to Engage Key Actors in Renewable Energy Policy

Lawmakers from around the world are meeting today in Abu Dhabi to discuss the policies needed to support the transformation of the global energy system. Held the day before the opening of the seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the 2017 Legislators Forum, “Renewable Energy – the Role of Legislators in Catalyzing Action”, is the second meeting...
  • January 2017

Global Energy Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Government officials from more than 150 countries including 75 ministers, and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • January 2017