IRENA Legislator's Forum

The IRENA Legislators Forum, based on a developing network of parliamentarians with an interest in accelerating the deployment of renewable energy to achieve a sustainable development, presents a unique opportunity for legislators from all over the world to engage with experts and share best practice with each other on renewable energy matters. Legislators are also invited, during the IRENA Legislators Forum, to engage with other important stakeholders to initiate a public-private dialogue on opportunities in growing renewable energy markets worldwide and the challenges faced by the private sector. In addition to the various sessions on the agenda, other meetings with IRENA experts and other legislators are organised to allow for more specific discussions on regional trends, possibilities and barriers. 

2018 Legislators Forum events

  • FNC-IRENA Joint Parliamentary Forum (11 January): This year, participants to the IRENA Legislators Forum are also invited by the Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates (FNC), and IRENA Director-General, to a joint event at the FNC. Members of parliament will gather to discuss legislative frameworks to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the SDG7 on affordable and sustainable energy access. A focus will be placed on the interlinkages with other SDGs, such as energy and the food security, and on how to engage the private sector in achieving these common goals. See the Agenda
  • 2018 IRENA Legislators Forum (12 January): Participating legislators are invited to discuss with experts and with each other the role of parliamentarians in catalysing action to accelerate the energy transformation, through the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and through raising ambitions for the renewable energy components of the NDCs. Participants will also discuss the increase of the renewable energy share in the end-use sector, a key to accelerate the transformation of the energy sector. See the Agenda

The Legislators Forum is directly followed by the IRENA annual Assembly, a gathering of the over 150 Member States of the Agency, in addition to stakeholders and representatives of international and regional organisations, private sector entities, industrial associations, etc. Attendance to the Assembly and the subsequent World Future Energy Summit may be arranged for participants to the Legislators Forum, to benefit from the discussions of energy thought leaders on the global developments in renewable energy, the challenges and opportunities on the road ahead, and to identify joint actions to achieve common goals.

If you are interested in participating to the Legislators Forum or joining our network, please send an email to legislators@irena.org