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Technical Webinar Series-Transforming SIDs Power System through VRE

This webinar was an initiative by IRENA to support Small island developing states in their transition to a sustainable energy future and aims to share results and recommendations of the “Transforming small island states” publication.

  • 22 September 2020
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  • Power
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  • Virtual

SIDS LHI: Technical Webinar Series - Transforming SIDS Power Systems through Variable Renewable Energy - Part 2

This webinar aims to present key findings from the IRENA’s report Transforming small island power systems, share main takeaways from several grid assessment studies, and launch the Agency's new report on 'Quality Infrastructure for Smart Mini-grids'.

  • 10 December 2020
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  • Islands, Power
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  • Virtual Event

Energy Transformation in Small Island Developing States

This event brought together all relevant stakeholders to discuss how partnerships can support building back better in the tourism, fisheries, agriculture, water sectors and how the energy transformation can contribute to food security and enhanced livelihoods whilst strengthening ICT infrastructure and sustainability.

  • 15 September 2020
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  • Islands
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  • Virtual

Finding a Way to Transform Energy on Islands

IRENA 7th assembly delegates met to discuss how Small Island Developing States can be supported to become sustainable and self-sufficient with renewables.


Through Renewables, Islands Seek to Turn Urgency into Opportunity

New IRENA tools and platforms to aid energy transition among small island states seek to turn urgency into opportunity.


Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

Pacific SIDS committed to strengthening energy transformation through more ambitious nationally determined contributions ahead of COP26.


Improving islands capacities to develop bankable renewable energy projects

Member countries and observer institutions met during the IRENA 8th Assembly in 2018 to identify the best options for IRENA to facilitate the development of renewable energy projects in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

  • 12 January 2018
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  • Islands
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  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Pacific NDC Dialogue: Enhancing and Implementing the Pacific SIDS Commitments to the Paris Agreement through Energy Transformation

IRENA, in partnership with UK COP26 Presidency and the Regional NDC Pacific Hub, hosted a one-day, virtual dialogue on the COP26 Climate Dialogue in the Pacific.

  • 23 February 2021
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  • Climate Change, Islands
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  • Virtual, Event

SIDS to Align Renewables Ambition with Recovery Efforts to Rebuild Economies

High-level Dialogue on Accelerating Energy Transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Stimulate Post Pandemic Recovery.


Net-zero Investment Lab: Public and Private Sector Collaboration on Accelerating Green Investment in SIDS

IRENA and the High-level Climate Champions hosted this event to support the accelerated mobilisation of investments and finance for energy transitions in SIDS for improved livelihoods and poverty eradication.

  • 30 March 2021
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  • Finance & Investment, Islands, Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • Virtual