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Global Geothermal Alliance

Geothermal energy is reliable, predictable and can last for decades. It has a minuscule carbon footprint, is one of the lowest-cost energy sources once start-up costs are met, and can replace fossil fuels for electricity and heating thereby reducing global emissions.

Yet, this form of renewable energy is vastly untapped across the globe.

To gather influence and fast-track the development of geothermal energy worldwide, global leaders combined forces to launch the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) at COP21 in Paris. It aspires to achieve a 500% increase in global installed capacity for geothermal power generation and a 200% increase in geothermal heating by 2030.

The Alliance offers customised support to, and facilitates the exchange of experience between, regions and countries with geothermal market potential. For more information on Alliance activities, read the GGA Action Plan.


The Alliance is an inclusive multi-stakeholder platform convening public, private, intergovernmental and non-governmental actors interesting in scaling up geothermal energy worldwide. Partnership includes geothermal resource-rich countries, development partners, international and regional organisations, international financial institutions, and the private sector.

Members: Bolivia, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Partners: African Development Bank, Africa Union Commission, Association GeoEnergy Celle e.V. (Germany), Canadian Geothermal Association, Chile CEGA, East Africa Power Pool, European Geothermal Energy Council, Inter-American Development Bank, Iceland National Energy Agency, Iceland GeoSurvey – ISOR, Iceland Geothermal Cluster Initiative, International Geothermal Association, International Renewable Energy Agency, Islamic Development Bank, Macedonia Geothermal Association, Nordic Development Fund, NEPAD, Organization of American States, Arab Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Southern Africa Power Pool, Secretariat of Pacific Countries, UN Environment Programme, World Bank, Serbian Geological Society, Croatia Energy Institute, Poland AGH University, Geothermal Energy Association (USA).

How to become a Member: All requests by interested countries and institutions to become a Member or Partner, respectively, must be sent to IRENA, via an official written request addressed to IRENA’s Director-General. For country requests, IRENA confirms country membership and informs the constituency accordingly. For institution requests, IRENA informs GGA Members of the request and seeks their consent. Upon approval, IRENA confirms the partnership with the institution and informs the constituency accordingly.

GGA Member countries and Partner institutions are not required to contribute a membership fee. The budget accompanying GGA activities, such as, coordination meetings shall be borne by participants themselves.

For more information related to participation please see GGA at a Glance.

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