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Parliamentarians Discuss Investments in Renewables at IRENA Legislators Forum

IRENA hosted its 6th Legislators Forum on the sidelines of the 11th IRENA Assembly virtually. The Forum provided a structured platform for dialogue on parliamentary action to promote investments in renewables and also set the stage for practical and actionable financing solutions to address global challenges including the recovery from COVID-19.


Advancing renewables in developing countries

This report reviews the progress of innovative projects supported by IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, a partnership to expand renewable energy access in developing countries and fulfil Sustainable Development Goals.

  • January 2020
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries

The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility represents a partnership between the two key organisations to promote renewable energy in developing countries. This report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) reviews concrete progress over the first five years of their joint facility to finance such projects.

  • January 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Finance & Investment
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  • English
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  • Maldives, Mali

Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Indian Ocean islands

Following the success of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative workshop on renewable energy project development and financing in the Indian Ocean Islands in 2018, IRENA co-organised the Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Indian Ocean islands.

  • 08 – 11 April 2019
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  • Islands
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  • Saint Denis, Réunion (France)

Caribbean Embraces New Geothermal Resource Classification

IRENA and partners pilot for the first time at a regional level a system to encourage investment in geothermal projects.


Regional Geothermal Resource Data Gathering UNFC Classification and Training Workshop

Under the framework of Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) – IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the World Bank co-organised a series of technical sessions with the Geological Surveys of the Caribbean Islands States, and other local stakeholders in the geothermal sector in the region.

  • 05 – 07 December 2018
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  • Islands
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  • Castries, St Lucia

New Funds Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries

IRENA is now welcoming applications for a fourth round of funding to support renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million now available is part of a USD 350 million commitment by the UAE to provide concessional loans to projects endorsed by IRENA over seven funding cycles, through the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).


A path to prosperity: Renewable energy for islands

A Path to Prosperity: Renewable Energy for Islands presents a compilation of case studies from small island developing states (SIDS) and development partners.

  • June 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Cabo Verde, Madagascar

Statistical Profiles

These profiles have been produced to provide an overview of developments in renewable energy in different countries and areas. View specific information on renewable energy consumption, electricity capacity and generation, renewable energy policies, renewable resource potential and more. Select a location from the list of profiles below grouped by...

  • 07 October 2021

Leaders Endorse Action Plan to Increase Island Renewables

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) now have an action plan to increase their domestic deployment of renewable energy. The Martinique Action Plan (MAP), developed during a June conference in Martinique, outlines practical steps for deployment of renewable energy resources and technologies on SIDS.