25 April 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Model IRENA is a simulation exercise, modelling one of IRENA’s principal governing bodies, the Council. It aims to raise awareness of the most pressing global energy and environmental challenges and expose youth to the dynamics of IRENA’s institutional meetings.

Kick-starting a new youth initiative, Model IRENA’s first edition will be organised in the host city of IRENA’s Headquarters, Abu Dhabi. Targeting UAE-based students and young professionals, Model IRENA will gather active, committed leaders with backgrounds in political science, economics, international relations, communications, sustainable development, engineering, business administration and/or related fields.

For the purpose of simulating IRENA’s Council, participants will be paired up in delegations of two delegates, both representing the country they have been assigned. The proceedings of the meeting will be modeled on procedures of intergovernmental bodies, including scheduled country interventions, open floor debates and negotiations, as well as bilateral and multilateral side-meetings.

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Exchange of Approaches to Bioenergy Data Collection and Estimation
28-30 April 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

In 2015 IRENA aims to publish new guidance on bioenergy statistics detailing methods for data collection and estimation. This meeting will bring together the Working Group for the Bioenergy Module of the IRENA Renewable Energy Statistics Manual, which consists of selected countries and international organizations. Participants will share their experiences and provide critical input on various approaches to bioenergy statistics. Key topics will include accounting conventions, design and implementation of residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural surveys, the usage of administrative data sources and imputation methods. The outputs from the workshop will be documented and included in the guidebook to be shared with a wider audience.

IRENA Headquarters Launch
3 May 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

IRENA opens the doors to its global headquarters in Masdar City, marking an important milestone for the Agency. The building is one of the most sustainable office buildings in the entire region, featuring a rooftop solar array, sustainable design principles, and smart energy and water systems.

The move firmly establishes the Agency’s presence in its host country and will further highlight the UAE’s steadfast commitment to renewable energy. The Agency relocating to Masdar City will also be the first of many opportunities to expose local and visiting stakeholders and the general public to IRENA and its work in the context of its own headquarters building.

Project Navigator Workshop
5-6 May 2015
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Project Navigator is a tool developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), designed to facilitate the development of bankable renewable energy projects by making the overall project development process more transparent and systematic.

The context and conditions of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) project development vary significantly across regions and countries. Therefore, the workshop aims to identify local needs and gaps for project development, including financial barriers. In addition, the workshop will focus on improving the quality of project proposals for banks and tenders, increasing the transparency of RET finance and facilitating communication between RET project stakeholders in Mongolia.
For more information, please contact Roland Roesch,

REmap Mexico Launch
26 May 2015
Mérida, Mexico

REmap 2030 is IRENA’s roadmap showing how the world can double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.

REmap is built on strong country-level analysis and engagement. Mexico was one of the first REmap countries and IRENA has worked with the Mexican Energy Secretariat (SENER) in the preparation of a comprehensive REmap country report that presents the REmap results for Mexico in greater detail. The report gives an overview of the important benefits of higher renewable energy uptake in the country and policy needs to achieve Mexico’s significant renewable potential.
This country launch event will be hosted by SENER and take place on the sidelines of the 6th Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting and Climate Partnership of the Americas Meetings from 25-26 May. For more information or to attend the event, please email

International Energy Workshop (IEW)
3-5 June 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on 3-5 June 2015.The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community. In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making. The IEW provides a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.

The annual conference typically includes three plenary sessions and more than 100 presentations in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including energy supply and price forecasts, energy savings and efficiency, renewable and innovative energy technologies, environmental and climate policy, and the intersection between energy analysis, economics, and the natural sciences. Prior selected papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions, and circulated during the meeting and on the meeting web site.

Members of the scientific and policy making community are welcome to register here.

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