Five Reasons Why Countries in the Arabian Gulf are Turning to Renewables

Led by efforts in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the GCC has become crucial to global efforts in support of the energy transformation.

  • October 2019

Unprecedented momentum for green hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation. The latest report estimates that hydrogen from renewable power could translate into 8 per cent of global energy consumption by 2050.

  • October 2019

Building Partnerships for Progress at New York Climate Week

In total, IRENA agreed six new partnerships – representative of the interconnected nature of the SDGs and reinforcing the fact that achieving a number of development goals is directly or indirectly dependent on the achievement of another.

  • September 2019

Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

With a number of countries pursuing 100 per cent renewable power generation targets, the islands are showing countries across the world what can be achieved through political will and collaborative effort. 

  • September 2019

New IRENA Report Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewables can help tackle various critical energy challenges. It could offer ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce emissions, a new report finds.

  • September 2019

IRENA Joins Global Leaders on the Front Line of the Battle to Limit Climate Change

The day proved beyond doubt that it is possible to mitigate catastrophic climate change and that the political will exists to take meaningful and immediate action. 

  • September 2019

IRENA Engages Next Generation on Building a Climate-safe Renewable Future

By engaging young people and integrating their contribution into the Agency’s work, IRENA builds on the potential of the next generation for shaping the energy transition, addressing climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goals...

  • September 2019

IRENA and UN Strengthen Partnership to Progress on Sustainable Energy Agenda

Joined by the common goal to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) agreed to enhance existing cooperation.

  • September 2019

Holding the Line on Rising Global Temperatures

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C goes hand in hand with shaping a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable world. With investment in energy transformation, it’s possible — Explore this interactive narrative containing graphs,...

  • September 2019

Renewables Can Lead the World's Response to Climate Change

IRENA will deliver a clear message during the 74th Session of the UN Assembly and the Climate Action Summit next week. Limiting climate change within 11 years is possible, but global energy investments must pivot away from fossil fuels and...

  • September 2019