SIDS to Align Renewables Ambition with Recovery Efforts to Rebuild Economies

High-level Dialogue on Accelerating Energy Transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Stimulate Post Pandemic Recovery.
  • June 2020

Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

The capacity building roundtable on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in the Pacific SIDS was organised by IRENA, in partnership with the Pacific Power Association, Pacific Community, Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
  • November 2019

UN-OHRLLS and IRENA Agree to Support Renewable Energy in Climate Vulnerable Countries

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in New York today by the UN-OHRLLS Under-Secretary-General Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu and IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera.
  • September 2019

Small Island Developing States and IRENA to Take Energy Transformation to Next Level

Heads of state and government and development partners to strengthen cooperation on renewable energy with the launch of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative 2.0 at the UN General Assembly.
  • September 2018

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SIDS Signal High Ambition to Address Climate Change and Scale-Up Renewables

Maldives hosts inaugural Island Renewable Energy Initiative with IRENA in Malé
  • October 2017

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Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All

With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November) to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonise our energy system.
  • November 2016

Global Actions on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Can Unlock Climate Solution

Hundreds of governments, businesses and cities are making strong commitments to accelerate the ongoing energy transition at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris today.
  • December 2015

IRENA Steps Up Engagement with Pacific Islands to accelerate renewable energy technology deployment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is strengthening its engagement with the Pacific region by organising a three-day workshop on renewable energy solutions for islands.
  • November 2015

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IRENA Head Meets UN Secretary-General to Further Renewable Energy Expansion

Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the rapid scale-up of renewable energy and its vital role at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December.
  • August 2015

World Leaders Back Major Renewable Energy Initiatives for Africa and Islands at UN Climate Summit

Two initiatives to expand people's energy access through clean, renewable energy will be substantially scaled up in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS), it was announced today at the Climate Summit by a coalition of leaders from government, business and civil society.
  • September 2014