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Events

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
20 – 23 March 2017
Berlin, Germany

Kick-off Meeting for RRA Mali
3 – 6 April 2017
Bamako, Mali

Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy in Central Asia
26 – 27 April 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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IRENA in the News

  • Global energy CO2 emissions could be cut by 70 percent by 2050: IRENA

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be reduced by 70 percent by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, research by IRENA showed. To help achieve this, the share of renewable energy in primary energy supply would need to increase to 65 percent in 2050 from 15 percent in 2015, the report said. (Reuters (UK), 19 Mar 2017)
  • Paris Climate Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer

    Investing heavily in renewable power and energy efficiency to keeping warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), in accordance with the landmark Paris Agreement, will increase the global economy around 0.8 percent by 2050, IRENA said in a report produced for the German government. IRENA, which produced the study along with the IEA, forecasts that 65 percent of electricity will be generated from clean power by 2050, up from around 15 percent in 2015. (Bloomberg (USA), 20 Mar 2017)
  • 2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

    The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies. IRENA and IEA outlined scenarios that would keep global average temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), compared with preindustrial times. (ABC via Associated Press (USA), 20 Mar 2017)

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Press Releases

  • 21 March 2017

    Countries Join Forces to Accelerate Global Energy Transition

    Ministers and representatives from frontrunner countries in energy transition met on the sidelines of the Berlin Energy Transition dialogue to discuss the urgency for the world to move onto a trajectory of sustainable low carbon economic growth while meeting increasing global energy demand and addressing climate change.  More
  • 20 March 2017

    Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). More

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Highlights from IRENA's 7th Assembly

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