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Transforming the energy system

The world needs USD 110 trillion worth of energy investments by 2050 for a climate-safe system. Currently planned fossil-fuel investments must be largely redirected into renewables, efficiency and other clean technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English

Navigating the way to a renewable future: Solutions to decarbonise shipping

This report explores the impact of maritime shipping on CO2 emissions, the structure of the shipping sector, and key areas that need to be addressed to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint.

  • September 2019
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  • Transport
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  • English

Enabling Technologies: Innovation Landscape

IRENA’s Innovation Landscape report highlights innovations in enabing technologies.

  • September 2019
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  • Innovation
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  • English

People, Planet and Prosperity

This booklet outlines why accelerating the uptake of renewable energy is key to a climate-safe future. 

  • July 2019
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Personas, Planeta y Prosperidad

Este folleto describe por qué una adopción acelerada de las energías renovables es una solución clave para un escenario climáticamente seguro.

  • July 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • Spanish, English

Climate change and renewable energy

Japan, holding the G20 presidency in 2019, asked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for a report on the implications of the global energy transformation for climate and sustainability in a broad sense.

  • June 2019
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  • Climate Change, Policy
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  • English

Market Design: Innovation Landscape briefs

IRENA’s Innovation Landscape report highlights innovations in market design.

  • June 2019
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Solutions to integrate high shares of variable renewable energy

This report examines ways for G20 countries to decarbonise their electricity systems by integrating high shares of solar and wind power.

  • June 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2019

The sixth edition of the series highlights employment trends in renewables worldwide, noting increasing diversification of the supply chain.      

  • June 2019
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

A collaborative campaign, launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in May 2018 and co-ordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), calls for wider adoption and improved use of model-based LTES. This brochure highlights findings from the first-year of the LTES campaign.

  • May 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English