IRENA at COP21
1-9 December 2015
After years of negotiations between 193 countries, the climate conference in Paris (COP21) is expected to be a turning point in the fight against climate change. The energy sector, accounting for some two-thirds of all global emissions, must be a top priority for action if we are to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. Accordingly, for the first time at any UN climate conference, renewable energy solutions will be showcased in a series of high profile events. This renewable energy track, named RE-Energising the Future (#REenergise), will demonstrate that renewable energy deployment offers a realistic means to meet our climate goals.
IRENA’s events at COP21 are open to persons accredited by the UNFCCC secretariat with access to the Blue Zone. To register for IRENA’s high-level event, RE-Energising the Future, please click here. All of IRENA’s activities at Cop 21 can be found here: http://irenanewsroom.org/2015/07/15/retrack-at-cop21/
Sixth session of the IRENA Assembly
16-17 January 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Assembly is IRENA’s ultimate decision-making authority and is made up of one representative from each Member. It convenes annually to discuss and decide upon issues such as the work programme, the budget, the adoption of reports, applications for membership and potential amendments to Agency activities.
The sixth session of the IRENA Assembly will highlight
the critical facets of the global energy transition that the world is
undergoing. The IRENA Assembly will be the first major
inter-governmental meeting taking place following COP21 in Paris. With
renewable energy integral to the future of any action on climate change, and
the IRENA membership considering the future work of the Agency, this Assembly
will begin operationalising the outcomes of Paris into a credible and
sustainable international effort to scale up renewable energy deployment.
This year, the IRENA Assembly again coincides with the beginning of the
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a high-profile series of international
energy meetings to be held in Abu Dhabi on 18-21 January 2016. ADSW will also
feature a number of meetings and thematic events hosted by IRENA.