Renewable Energy Track At COP21: RE-Energising the Future

After years of negotiations between 193 countries, the climate conference in Paris (COP21) is expected to be a turning point in the fight against climate change. The energy sector, accounting for some two-thirds of all global emissions, must be a top priority for action if we are to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.

Accordingly, for the first time at any UN climate conference, renewable energy solutions will be showcased in a series of high profile events. This renewable energy track, named RE-Energising the Future (#REenergise), will demonstrate that renewable energy deployment offers a realistic means to meet our climate goals.

This page will house the most up-to-date information about IRENA’s activities at COP 21. Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Event Details Event Description Event Partners
1 December
8:45am – 10:00am
@ Peruvian Pavilion
Global Geothermal Alliance High-Level Event
A high-level event for GGA member countries and partner institution to present concrete actions towards the accelerated deployment of geothermal energy.
GGA brochure (PDF)


2 December
6:00pm – 7:30pm
@ German Pavilion
The SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, High-Level Event
IRENA and BMUB of Germany will host a high-level panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of advancing renewable energy deployment on islands. SIDS Lighthouses Initiative brochure (PDF)


4 – 5 December
RE-Energising Thematic RE Workshops
This series of thematic workshops, led by different organizational partners, will focus opportunities and benefits offered by renewables in a range of sectors. 

4 December:

5 December:

  • RE in the MENA Region
    11.00am – 12.30pm @ GCC Pavilion

RE track partners (EC, IRENA, REN21, UAE, SER)

5 December
9:30am – 5:30pm  @UNFCCC Blue Zone, Plenary 2
Lima Paris Action Agenda Day
This day will showcase high-level action across a broad range of sectors being addressed in the Lima-Paris Action Agenda.


6 December
9:30am – 7:00pm
@ Palais Brongniart Paris
RE-Energising the Future, High-Level Event
High-level speakers will share their visions for a future powered by renewable energy. CEOs will describe what it took to get their companies to go for 100% renewables; government leaders will describe their ambitious plans for scaling up renewable energy investments; and industry leaders will describe innovations and breakthroughs for faster deployment. By special invitation only

RE track partners (EC, IRENA, REN21, UAE, SER)

7 December

Press conference:
9:15am – 10:00am
Press Conference Room 1
Hall 2

10:15am – 6:40pm
@ UNFCCC Blue Zone, Hall 4, Room 10

LPAA Energy Day at COP21
This is Energy Day at COP21. Major announcements will be made: new commitments, action plans, coalitions, innovative solutions etc. The morning session will focus on renewable energy and the afternoon session will focus on energy efficiency/access.

IRENA and Sustainable Energy for All

9 December
10:00 – 11:30am
@ Peruvian Pavilion
Sustainable Energy Marketplace – Caribbean & Latin America
IRENA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have partnered to expand the Sustainable Energy Marketplace to Latin America and the Caribbean. The online platform connects project developers, financiers, and service providers to encourage and support the development and financial closure of sustainable energy projects. Marketplace brochure (PDF)


9 December
2:00 – 4:30pm
@ African Pavilion
Africa Clean Energy Corridor
This event, directed towards Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC) stakeholders, will highlight progress made to date and plans for future growth of the initiative. ACEC brochure (PDF)


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11 thoughts on “Renewable Energy Track At COP21: RE-Energising the Future”

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