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Costa Rica and IRENA Sign Partnership to Advance National Decarbonisation Plan

Agreement signed by H.E. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Francesco La Camera on visit to the IRENA HQ in Abu Dhabi.


Disrupting the Status Quo: Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

Under the auspices of the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action and in cooperation with the High-Level Climate Champions, IRENA took the lead in organising the event that aimed at catalysing and showcasing accelerated action to meet the goals of both the Paris Agreement and SDG 7 on sustainable energy.


Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Ministers, Mayors, CEOs Announce Huge Push on Clean and Efficient Energy

The Energy Action Day, which took place ahead of the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy, aimed to accelerate collective action towards net-zero and climate-resilient energy systems.


Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future, in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets.

  • May 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings is one of a series of three briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy.

  • May 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Transport

This brief will highlight best practices in sustainable urban transport and showcase city actions that accelerate the creation of sustainable transport systems.

  • May 2021
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  • Transport, Policy
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  • English

How Cities Can Take Action to Drive the Energy Transition

The report outlines ways in which cities can catalyse the shift to a low-carbon future – in turn supporting regional and national governments with the achievement of sustainable energy targets and the realisation of global climate objectives.


IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe.


Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

This webinar presented main findings of the new report, with a view toward the motivations and objectives that compel cities to act; the variety of drivers that either enable or constrain cities’ actions and thus influence what they can do; and the policy tools they can apply. Shaped by these factors, cities can play a multitude of roles.

  • 17 May 2021
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition, Power, Climate Change, Transport
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  • Virtual