The Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022

This report by IRENA, IEA and and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions is focused on supporting stronger international collaboration to drive reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • September 2022
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English

China’s Route to Carbon Neutrality: Perspectives and the Role of Renewables

This report draws on IRENA’s existing, technology-focused studies to offer key insights from global experiences relevant to China’s energy transition.

  • July 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • China

Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Green Hydrogen Cost and Potential

This report estimates the potential for green hydrogen production as a function of land availability, considering exclusion zones such as protected areas, forests, wetlands, urban centres, slope and water scarcity.

  • May 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Costs
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  • English

World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

This report guides policy makers to stay on the the 1.5°C path to 2050, explores the socio-economic impacts of the transition and suggests ways to speed progress towards universal access to clean energy.

  • March 2022
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English

Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the geopolitical drivers and potential consequences of the development of clean hydrogen value chains.

  • January 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian

IRENA's Energy Transition Support to Strengthen Climate Action

This report highlights the work done during the NDCs review process, the support offered through its different work packages as well as facilitating Parties and countries with project developments, financing and investment.

  • November 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Renewable Energy for Agri-food Systems

This joined IRENA-FAO report analyses the role of renewables in agri-food systems and opportunity they offer to advance energy and food security and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

  • November 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Bracing for Climate Impact: Renewables as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

This report discusses the benefits of renewables-based adaptation and illustrates the importance of renewable energy within an integrated mitigation-adaptation approach to climate action.

  • August 2021
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English, French

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Belarus

This Renewables Readiness Assessment from IRENA highlights the challenges and provides 11 recommendations to harness the potential of renewable energy sources in Belarus.

  • July 2021
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Belarus

Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment

The report provides insights on various emerging offshore renewable energy technologies and their underlying potential. It also outlines a possible Action Plan for the G20 countries to drive offshore technologies closer to the commercialisation phase.

  • July 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English