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IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

Recognising its invaluable promotion of sustainable development in SIDS, IRENA received the first ever “UN SIDS Partnerships Award” in the environmental category.


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

Technical Webinar Series - Transforming SIDS Power System through VRE in the Pacific

A webinar that presented key findings from the IRENA’s report 'Transforming small island power systems' and sharing main takeaways from several grid assessment studies conducted in the recent past for the islands in Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji

  • 29 October 2020
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  • Power, Islands
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  • Webinar

IRENA and Pacific Community Announce Joint Efforts to Boost Recovery

Two organisations will work closely to enhance policy, support project development, and attract investments to the Pacific.


Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. 

  • December 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Innovation
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  • English, Arabic

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

Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries.