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.
Please download the IRENA Statute in different languages below. The IRENA Statute is available in English and in four other United Nations official languages (Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish) as well as in the language of the Depository (German).
Other translation(s) include: Turkish