Francesco La Camera

Pacific Island Countries and Territories Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

Pacific SIDS committed to strengthening energy transformation through more ambitious nationally determined contributions ahead of COP26 In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the […]

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Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

As global economies turn increasingly carbon neutral, IRENA drives hydrogen agenda and sees renewable hydrogen at least cost possible within decade Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today. A combination of falling costs for […]

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IRENA and Pacific Community Announce Joint Efforts to Boost Recovery

Two organisations will work closely to enhance policy, support project development, and attract investments to the Pacific The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) will work together to support Pacific island countries transition their energy systems to renewable energy sources as part of a drive support the post-pandemic recovery. With around 64 per […]

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IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) signed a cooperation agreement in order to join efforts aimed at increasing the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC CEO Ben Backwell on the occasion of the […]

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IRENA Council Meets as Agency Renews Call for Recovery Built around Energy Transformation

Representatives from across the world will participate in the 19th and 20th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week, amid a backdrop of renewed calls from the Agency to build the post-Covid economic recovery around the energy transformation. Burkina Faso Energy Minister H.E. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, will serve as Chair for the […]

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Targeted Public Spending, Policy Action will Bring Immediate Jobs, Boost GDP: Report

Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting policy measures and public spending towards the energy transformation said the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its newly published report. The intergovernmental agency, IRENA, in its report “Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality” outlines […]

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IRENA, ESCAP Ramp Up Efforts to Improve Clean Energy Accessibility in APAC Region amid Covid-19

This is significant as the Asia-Pacific region is home to almost half of the world’s population, and is largely dependent on fossil fuels. With an aim to jointly work towards improving access to sustainable energy across the Asia-Pacific region, Abu Dhabi-headquartered International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for […]

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Solar PV Jobs in India Surge; Top Markets See Slump: IRENA

Despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China, jobs in renewables grew to their highest level on the back of many more countries adopted manufacturing, trading and installation of renewable energy technologies. The employment in solar photovoltaic (PV) industry witnessed a surge in India, Southeast Asia and Brazil in 2018, whereas major markets […]

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