Press Releases

17 Apr 2014
IRENA Hosts First Meeting of its Permanent Representatives
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) hosted the first engagement of the Agency‘s system of permanent representatives accredited to the Agency. At the meeting, held today in Abu Dhabi, the permanent representatives discussed pathways to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in their countries.
15 Apr 2014
More Renewable Energy Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change in a statement issued today. The transition to a sustainable global energy mix must be accelerated, the Agency said, in order to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 40-70 percent compared with 2010 by 2050. Renewable energy, IRENA highlights, is the economically viable and t...
24 Feb 2014
IRENA Expands Permanent Representation
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has gained several additional permanent diplomatic representatives in a succession of ceremonies taking place over the last several days at the Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
22 Jan 2014
IRENA Hosts Inaugural Renewable Energy Jobs Conference in Abu Dhabi
The first conference ever on the theme of global employment in the renewable energy sector, the IRENA Renewable Energy Jobs Conference was held in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The event, hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), brought together an international audience of experts, practitioners, academics and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of job creation in the sector. At the centre of discussions were the findings of IRENA’s new report, Renewable Energy and Jobs, that w...
21 Jan 2014
Employment in Renewable Energy Sector Reaches 5.7 Million Globally
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today launched a pioneering new report on employment in the renewable energy sector, Renewable Energy and Jobs. The first global study of its kind, it features new data on employment within the sector, as well as recommendations for policy makers. In 2012, employment in renewable energy worldwide stood at 5.7 million with the potential for adding 11 million jobs in the years to 2030.
20 Jan 2014
IRENA Maps Out Path to Double the Global Share of Renewable Energy
The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a report, “REmap 2030,” that was published today. The study maps out a pathway for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix based on the technologies that are available today. Energy efficiency and improved energy access can advance the share of renewables in the global energy mix up to 36 per cent, according to the new repo...
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