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United Nations Framework Classification for Geothermal Energy

The report highlights the main challenges and way forward to adapt the broader UNFC specifications and guidelines to geothermal energy resources.

  • June 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Dominica, Ethiopia

Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

The East African Rift region holds significant geothermal potential. This report offers recommendations to fast-track regional geothermal energy development.

  • November 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Global Launch of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report

This high-level event hosted by United Nations Group of Friends of Sustainable Energy (Norway, Denmark, Ethiopia and Pakistan) and supported by SDG 7 custodians agencies, presented findings of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020), as well as of the Policy Briefs by the SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group. 

  • 04 June 2020
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • Virtual

New Report Shows Potential of Renewables as a Reliable Power Source in Refugee Settlements

IRENA and UNHCR forge partnership to increase the role of renewable power solutions to displaced communities in humanitarian situation.


Supporting future geothermal markets

The GGA, IRENA, the IGA and World Bank co-organised a series of technical sessions with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia, and other local stakeholders in the geothermal sector in Ethiopia.

  • 05 – 07 February 2019
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  • Power
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  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Renewable solutions for refugee settlements

The report, prepared in collaboration with UN Refugee Agency, proposes renewable energy solutions to provide clean and reliable power to refugees and the humanitarian organisations.

  • December 2019
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  • Benefits, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Ethiopia, Iraq

Sustainable pastureland intensification: Making room for energy crops without harming biodiversity

This working paper reviews approaches to sustainable intensification of pastureland that have had a neutral or positive effect on biodiversity of the affected areas and provides examples through case studies. 

  • March 2019
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

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IRENA’s 11th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

More than 300 high-level government representatives from 96 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the eleventh meeting of the Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing of the...


Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools. This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies, adding a consolidated outlook for the continent. The report also explains the energy-modelling approach employed and...

  • March 2015
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  • English
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  • Benin, Burkina Faso

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Africa Clean Energy Corridor: Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable power options. A comprehensive report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the evolving infrastructure of Eastern and Southern Africa for the generation and transmission of...

  • January 2015
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Angola, Botswana