Ministers, senior officials and representatives from 150 countries and 115 organizations will meet this month at IRENA’s fifth Assembly to discuss the urgent need and increased business case for rapid renewable energy expansion.
Taking place 17-18 January, 2015 at the St. Regis Hotel in Abu Dhabi, this year’s Assembly seeks to speed the global renewable energy expansion to address global challenges including climate change, energy access and energy security.
During the Assembly, multiple IRENA reports will be launched including:
Renewable Power Generation Costs 2014
Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus
In addition, five renewable energy projects in developing countries will be awarded loans under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, and REsource, a new search engine on all things renewable energy, will go live.
IRENA and the Financial Times will also host an invitation only Question Time Debate on innovation, technology, business and the future of energy. The event will be held at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen airport, under the wing of the Solar Impulse plane.
The two-day Assembly marks the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the largest sustainability gathering of global policy makers and business leaders in the Middle East. During this week, IRENA will hold 13 side events, offer expert briefings, and issue reports on renewable energy issues daily at the IRENA booth in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.