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IRENA’s 13th Council Convenes

Agency’s governing body discusses the next steps towards a sustainable future

“We are in the midst of a major energy transition and renewables are at the centre stage of it, experiencing continuous growth and development in more and more countries around the world,” announced IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin at the opening of the 13th IRENA Council.

Convening from 23 to 24 May, with a preparatory day on 22 May and a Policy Day on 25 May, the 13th Council attracted the registration of over 300 delegates representing 110 countries — the highest participation ever at an IRENA Council. Continue reading IRENA’s 13th Council Convenes

IRENA’s 12th Council Convenes

“When we started out just over five years ago, many were not convinced of the need for the energy transformation, or of the role renewables could play therein. But developments during the past few years exceeded the expectations of even the most optimistic supporters,” announced IRENA Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin, during the opening of IRENA’s 12th Council.

Convened from 1 to 2 November 2016, IRENA’s 12th Council attracted more than 300 high-level government representatives from 100 countries – the most ever represented at a Council meeting. Continue reading IRENA’s 12th Council Convenes