International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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History

26 Jan 2009, Bonn (Germany), during the Founding Conference, when 75 States signed the Statutes. Proposed 1990 by EUROSOLAR - European Association for Renewable Energy. Previously referred to as International Solar Energy Agency (ISEA). On 10-11 Apr 2008, representatives of 60 countries met in Berlin (Germany) at the invitation of the German Federal Government to attend the Preparatory Conference for the Foundation of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Final preparatory conference held 23-24 Oct 2008, Madrid (Spain). First Interim Director-General elected, 29 June 2009, and headquarters established in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). As of 8 July 2010, became a fully fledged international organization.

Aims

Foster and promote large-scale adoption of renewable energy worldwide, specifically in the following areas: improved regulatory frameworks through enhanced policy advice; improvements in transfer technology; progress and improvements in skills and know-how; a scientifically sound information basis through applied policy research; better financing. Support renewable energy projects worldwide so as to prove 100% renewable energy supply is feasible.

Future Events

2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – General Assembly

Past Events(1)

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 159 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Energy
  • Social Activity
    • Agency
  • Law
    • Regulation
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

J4129

Last News Received

2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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