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COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  • May 2020

Energy Transition at the Heart of Africa’s COVID-19 Response say High-Level Dialogue Participants

African Union and IRENA host ministers and intergovernmental leaders to discuss the continent’s immediate needs and roadmap to recovery.
  • May 2020

IRENA and ESCAP Step up Joint Efforts to Support Asia-Pacific’s Crisis Response

The two organisations will seek to bolster provision of low-cost, sustainable energy to prepare health systems for vaccine delivery and rebuild economies.
  • May 2020

Renewable Energy Can Support Resilient and Equitable Recovery

IRENA’s first Global Renewables Outlook shows decarbonisation of the energy system supports short-term recovery while creating resilient and inclusive economies and societies.
  • April 2020

African Union and IRENA to Advance Renewables in Response to COVID-19

Renewable energy solutions will provide fast response to the global coronavirus pandemic and build more resilient energy systems.
  • April 2020

Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General 
  • April 2020

Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019

Renewables sector adds 176 GW of generating capacity with solar and wind accounting for 90 per cent of additions. 
  • April 2020

IRENA Invites Renewable Energy Developers to Register Projects on Investment Platform

Initiative forms IRENA’s contribution to Climate Investment Platform, which aims to match project opportunities with financial resources
  • March 2020

IRENA and UN-Habitat Join Efforts to Accelerate Global Energy Transition in Cities

IRENA’s studies show that cities are responsible for 65 per cent of global energy demand and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data shows cities are responsible for 71-76 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
  • February 2020

Francesco La Camera Welcomes President of Burkina Faso H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Mr. Francesco La Camera discussed opportunities for accelerated renewable energy deployment in Burkina Faso with the President of Burkina Faso His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
  • January 2020