The Parties to the IRENA Statute,
- desiring to promote the widespread and increased adoption of renewable energy with a view to sustainable development,
- inspired from firm belief in the vast opportunities offered by renewable energy for addressing and gradually alleviating problems of energy security and volatile energy prices,
- convinced of the major role that renewable energy can play in reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the stabilisation of the climate system, and allowing for a sustainable, secure and gentle transit to a low-carbon economy,
- desiring to foster the positive impact that renewable energy technologies can have on stimulating sustainable economic growth and creating employment,
- motivated by the huge potential of renewable energy in providing decentralised access to energy, particularly in developing countries, and access to energy for isolated and remote regions and islands,
- concerned about the serious negative implications that the use of fossil fuels and the inefficient use of traditional biomass can have on health,
- convinced that renewable energy, combined with enhanced energy efficiency, can increasingly cover the anticipated steep increase in global energy needs in the coming decades, and
- affirming their desire to establish an international organisation for renewable energy that facilitates the cooperation between its Members, while also establishing a close collaboration with existing organisations that promote the use of renewable energy,
Have agreed to establish the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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