2021 IRENA Public-Private Dialogue – COVID-19 as a game-changer: Actions needed to accelerate the pace of the energy transition


The fourth edition of IRENA’s annual pre-Assembly Public-Private Dialogue took place virtually on 14 January 2021 (15:00 to 18:00 Gulf Standard Time) on the sidelines of the Eleventh Session of the IRENA Assembly. The Public-Private Dialogue serves as a key platform for policy makers, legislators, industry associations, private sector stakeholders and civil society to exchange views on the latest renewable energy trends.

Building on two Calls to Action from the IRENA Coalition for Action for governments and legislators to deliver on a green recovery, this year’s edition of the Public-Private Dialogue focused on the actions needed ahead to accelerate the pace of the energy transition. Participants discussed COVID-19 impacts on the renewable energy industry and responses to date, as well as what actions are urgently needed from governments and the energy industry to accelerate global progress towards just and equitable energy transitions. For more information, please find a concept note here.

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