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ECOWAS Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility - Technical Training Workshop
7-10 September 2015, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Joint Parallel Event at EU PVSEC 2015 for Solar PV
16 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany

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IRENA in the News

  • The Intersection of Water Energy and Climate

    This week, global experts gather in Stockholm for World Water Week amidst a backdrop of water-related crises worldwide. IRENA analysis finds that doubling the share of renewable energy, in particular solar PV and wind, could reduce water withdrawals in the power sector as much as 52 percent in the UK, 37 percent in the US, 32 percent in Australia, 28 percent in Germany and 12 percent in India.
    (The Huffington Post, 24 August 2015)
  • World Water Forum Focuses on Role of Water for Development

    Global leaders in the 25th annual World Water Week here urged global attention to the role of water for development and attempted to find solutions to the world's several escalating water crises. Other speakers at the opening session included Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of Jordan and Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the IRENA. During the week, complex challenges related to water and development will be addressed.
    (Shanghai Daily, 24 August 2015)


Press Releases

  • 2 Aug 2015

    IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

    Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.


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