Collaborative Frameworks
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Collaborative Frameworks


Fostering peer-to-peer dialogue and multistakeholder action in support of energy transitions.

As IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook series highlights, energy transitions at the speed and scale necessary to meet global climate and development objectives requires unprecedent action and cooperation.

Against this background, Collaborative Frameworks seek to facilitate peer-­to-peer collaboration and knowledge exchange on key aspects of the energy transition. They also serve as multi-stakeholder platforms for co-operation and co-ordinated action, bringing public, private, intergovernmental and non-governmental actors together to support and accelerate the global energy transformation.

The frameworks were established in response to requests from IRENA's Members during governing body meetings to facilitate targeted collaboration to seize opportunities and address challenges in areas of strategic importance.

The priorities of each Collaborative Framework are set by Members, who also serve as co-facilitators to steer the activities under each framework.

Collaborative Frameworks

  • Critical materials

    Critical materials

    This Collaborative Framework aims to provide an inclusive platform to foster dialogue, coordinate activities, strengthen peer-to-peer exchange, increase transparency and develop a set of insights into the gaps and solutions for the energy transition that relies on critical materials.
  • geopolitics


    The purpose of the Collaborative Framework on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation (CF-GET) is to achieve a deeper understanding of the geopolitical consequences of the ongoing energy transitions and a large-scale shift to renewable energy.
  • Green Hydrogen

    The Collaborative Framework serves as an effective vehicle for dialogue, co-operation and coordinated action to accelerate development and deployment of green hydrogen and its derivatives for the global renewable energy transformation
  • HIgh-shares-of-renewables

    High Shares of Renewables

    Countries with high shares of renewables in their energy systems face different challenges in assuring affordable, reliable and secure energy supplies. Collaboration among governments and other key stakeholders can effectively address challenges and find practical solutions while also guiding countries on a similar path.
  • Hydropower

    Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy worldwide, and its development is considered essential in driving the energy transition forward. The Collaborative Framework on Hydropower was established as a response to an explicit request from Members to expand the Agency’s work on Hydropower. The Framework seeks to advance priority areas, coordinate concrete actions and foster international collaboration on the topic of hydropower.
  • Just-energy-transition

    Just & Inclusive Energy Transition

    There is an increasing recognition of the importance of focusing on just and inclusive energy transitions as countries across the globe seek to accelerate their energy transitions to meet their development and climate objectives.
  • Offshore-wind

    Offshore Renewables

    Oceans are a source of abundant renewable energy potential, capable of driving a blue economy. Energy harnessed from oceans, through offshore renewables, can contribute to the decarbonisation of the power sector and other end user applications relevant for a blue economy (e.g. shipping, cooling, water desalination).
  • Project Facilitation

    This Collaborative Framework provides a platform for member countries to discuss the hurdles they face in attracting capital and accessing finance to deploy renewable technologies at scale.