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IRENA Partners with Alliance of Small Island States to Accelerate Energy Transition in SIDS

IRENA and AOSIS signed an agreement today at COP26, known as ‘Adaptation Day’, that will see the two organisations work closely to mobilise climate finance and to advance the deployment of renewable energy across Small Island Developing States (SIDS).


Pacific Regional Training on the Assessment of GHG Mitigation Policies and Projects

Through the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, IRENA, in collaboration with SPC, hosted a regional training that aims to strengthen the Pacific SIDS capacity to implement their NDCs and long-term low emission development strategies.

  • 23 – 25 November 2021
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  • Climate Change
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  • Virtual

Financing Big Ambitions in Small Islands

During Climate and Biodiversity Week at EXPO2020, IRENA brought together SIDS ministers, SEforALL, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), among others, under one roof to discuss the obstacles that the SIDS face in expediting access to predictable and affordable finance for energy transition and climate action.


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

Antigua and Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport sectors.

  • March 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Antigua and Barbuda

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

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.


Renewables Can Lower Energy Costs and Boost Energy Security in Antigua and Barbuda

IRENA report shows renewable generation, green hydrogen and EVs are the most cost-effective energy strategy for the Caribbean island.


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 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