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    • IRENA Helps Maritime Sector Ramp-up Decarbonisation Efforts

      IRENA organised a high-level ministerial roundtable to facilitate a conversation between the maritime shipping industry and governments on the necessary priority actions to decarbonise the shipping sector. 

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    • A Gender Perspective on Solar Employment

      IRENA’s new report, Solar PV: A Gender Perspective, finds that women fare best in solar PV manufacturing, representing 47% of the workforce.

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    • Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

      New IRENA report shows that solar PV industry has the highest share of full-time women employees, reaching 40% in 2021.

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    • Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

      New report confirms growth in renewable jobs despite multiple crises and calls for targeted industrial strategies to create stable supply chains and ‘good jobs’.

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    • Let’s Not Forget, People Power Energy

      In a world so rich in innovation and technology, it is easy to forget just how important people are to progress and development.

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    • Renewable-based Pathway Key to Palau’s Welfare

      A new report by IRENA explains how Palau can achieve its target of 100 percent renewables by 2050 through increased deployment of renewables.

      Articles News Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Socio-economic impact Energy transition Finance & investment Bioenergy & biofuels Technology
    • What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

      Although vulnerable to the severest impacts of a warming planet, SIDS have historically contributed the least to global carbon emissions.

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    • Ocean Renewables: Powering the Blue Economy

      Offshore renewables can play a key role in harnessing the benefits of the blue economy for sustainable development in SIDS, said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera, at the Our Oceans conference held in Palau.

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    • Renewables Take Lion’s Share of Global Power Additions in 2021

      New data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy continued to grow and gain momentum despite global uncertainties.

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    • Energy Transition Holds Key to Tackle Global Energy and Climate Crisis

      World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines priority actions till 2030 to keep 1.5°C alive; calls on governments to fast-track energy transition for more energy security, resilience, and affordable energy for all.

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    • Green Hydrogen Needs Industrial Policy Making and Certification

      IRENA’s new report suggests that green hydrogen industrial policies start with the introduction of decarbonisation strategies and tailored sub-sector planning.

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    • An African Green Deal to Deliver Prosperous Future

      The energy transition is also a roadmap to clean industrialisation and economic independence in Africa. Here is how a comprehensive ‘green deal’ could get the continent there.

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    • Rooftop Solar Power in Uganda: Changing Lives, One Family at A Time

      To analyse the potential usage and investment needs of installing rooftop solar PV on different structures, the Municipality of Kasese in Uganda received IRENA’s support through the use of SolarCity Simulator.

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    • Hydrogen Economy Hints at New Global Power Dynamics

      IRENA says green hydrogen could disrupt global trade and bilateral energy relations, reshaping the positioning of states with new hydrogen exporters and users emerging.

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    • IRENA-AfDB report: Energy Transition Central to Africa’s Economic Future

      Report suggests need for comprehensive policy framework towards an African Green Deal to overcome structural dependencies, raise GDP by 6.4% and create 26 million jobs by 2050.

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    • Twelfth IRENA Assembly to Build Energy Transition Momentum Post-COP26

      Virtual Assembly to drive an ‘action agenda’ into 2022 and beyond.

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