Logo Design Contest Launched to Revamp ‘IRENA Youth’ Branding

Since 2018, IRENA has been at the forefront of youth empowerment in the energy transition space, supporting young people globally to contribute effectively towards a renewables-based energy future. To demonstrate its commitment to close collaboration with youth and strengthen young people’s ownership and involvement in IRENA’s youth initiatives, the Agency is inviting young creative minds to help reshape the ‘IRENA Youth’ brand through a logo design contest. The contest offers young creators with a chance to express their creativity and incorporate their identity into the new ‘IRENA Youth’ branding. Each…

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Major Global Utilities Announce Joint Intent to Scale Renewable Capacity by 2.5 times to 2030

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (UNEZA) adopted the UNEZA Roadmap to 2030, which targets a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749GW by 2030*, an increase of 2.5 times relative to 2023. Alliance members’ joint renewables ambition was announced alongside a grid infrastructure action plan. The plan, revealed at the 14th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), addresses the pressing need to scale and modernise global grid infrastructure to support clean power development and the tripling of renewables by 2030. According to IRENA,…

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IRENA and Partners Drive Renewables Deployment in Fragile Settings Through UN Peacekeeping Missions

Launched at the 13th IRENA Assembly in 2023, the United Nation (UN)’s Energy Compact on Renewable Energy for Peacekeeping seeks to reduce the peacekeeping missions’ environmental footprint while improving energy access and supporting the achievements of parts of host countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. Focusing on improving effectiveness and operational resilience with increased use of renewables, the Compact was further reinforced by the countries’ consolidated actions aimed at decarbonising peacekeeping operations. In the framework of the Energy Compact, partners are promoting the use of renewables in peace-keeping missions, aligned with the…

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IRENA-WTO report highlights role of trade in developing green hydrogen markets

A joint report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and WTO published on 9 December provides insights on global hydrogen trade and related policies for scaling up production. Hydrogen produced exclusively from renewable power – known as green hydrogen – is widely recognised as a key pillar in replacing fossil fuels and decarbonizing sectors that cannot easily be electrified, such as some industrial processes, shipping and aviation. The energy transition will require a fast increase in the production of green hydrogen. IRENA estimates that hydrogen and its derivatives would…

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IFC Partners with IRENA; Pledges $1 Billion to Scale Up Renewable Energy Projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently signed a partnership agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and pledged $1 billion to accelerate the transition to clean energy in emerging markets. With this partnership, IFC joins the Energy Transition Accelerator Financing Platform (ETAF), a climate finance mechanism managed by IRENA that advances the global energy transition in IRENA member countries. IFC will bring its expertise to ETAF, increasing the flow of private capital towards ETAF projects, while IRENA will leverage its membership to attract project proposals through the platform. “We…

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