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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

IRENA and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry Sign MoU to Cooperate on Renewable Energy

IRENA today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Industry, to cooperate in the field of renewable energy and drive an accelerated shift to low-carbon energy sources.
  • January 2020

Renewable Energy the Most Competitive Source of New Power Generation in GCC

Under current plans, the region will install 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity from renewable sources by the early 2020s
  • January 2019

ADFD Approves Projects Worth USD 31 Million through IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

 Projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo will provide energy access and advance sustainable development.
  • January 2019

IRENA Council Discusses Agency’s Contribution to Advancing Global Energy Transformation

Sixteenth Council to gather from 13-15 November 2018 in Abu Dhabi 
  • November 2018

Visions of Sustainability Exhibit Showcases Power and Elemental Beauty of Renewable Energy

Week-long art exhibit hosted by IRENA brings global message of renewables and sustainability to UAE
  • January 2018

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2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

Solar outpaces wind for new power capacity
  • March 2017

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New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate...
  • January 2017

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ADFD and IRENA Announce Funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in Four Developing Countries

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding.
  • January 2017

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International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future.
  • January 2017