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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.


Energy Management and Energy Audits in Small Island Developing States

This two day webinar which targeted homeowners, students, youth and other participants, aimed to provide an introduction to energy conservation and management with a focus on the conduct of home energy assessments.

  • 22 – 23 June 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • Virtual

Grenada Capacity Building Programme for Energy Management and Energy Audits

This event was the fourth segment of Grenada’s Capacity Building Programme which aims to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders to conduct energy audits to better understand and manage energy consumption.

  • 31 – 01 June 2022
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition, Islands
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  • Virtual

Grenada Capacity Building Programme for Energy Management and Energy Audits

This event was the third segment of Grenada’s Capacity Building Programme which aimed to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders to conduct energy audits to better understand and manage energy consumption.

  • 20 – 21 April 2022
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition, Islands
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  • Virtual

Ocean Renewables: Powering the Blue Economy

Offshore renewables can play a key role in harnessing the benefits of the blue economy for sustainable development in SIDS, said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera, at the Our Oceans conference held in Palau.


Capacity Building on Climate Investment and Financial Flows in the Energy Sector in the Seychelles

The capacity building workshop was a national level, 2-days training that covered the theoretical aspect of climate investments and flows as well as the approaches and practices adopted to track and report these investments and financial flows.

  • 19 – 20 April 2022
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  • Climate Change, Finance & Investment, Islands, Energy Transition
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  • Mahe, Seychelles

In an Indonesian Village, Solar Light Drives Gender-Equitable Economy and Improves Welfare

With significant renewable energy potential, Indonesia is poised to achieve its target of 23 per cent share of renewables in total energy consumption by 2025 – if policy, technology, and finance are in place to support it.


Accelerating the Development of OTEC in Small Island Developing States Meeting

In this second webinar on OTEC, experiences and best practices from projects in various phases of development  as well as research and studies were presented by Governments, project developers and researchers to provide an understanding of OTEC system designs, technical innovation in the field of OTEC, applications in the tourism sector, as well as other sustainable water...

  • 11 February 2022
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  • Climate Change, Islands
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  • Virtual

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