Monday, January 14, 2013

150 Countries Towards Reliance on Renewable Energy

More than 150 countries to be represented at upcoming IRENA Assembly in UAE
08 January 2013 - Representatives of more than 150 countries determined to double the world's reliance on renewable energy by 2030 will gathering in Abu Dhabi next week to chart their forward in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency

The discussions will take place under the auspices of the 2013 IRENA Assembly from 13-14 January at the St Regis Hotel in Saddiyat Island, UAE.

During the annual flagship meeting of its General Assembly, IRENA will launch REMAP 2030, a pathway to increase the share of wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, ocean and sustainable biomass to at least 30 per cent of the global energy mix, in line with the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

IRENA, as the global hub for renewable energy, will also launch the world’s first Global Atlas for Renewable Energy Resources, a collaborative and openly accessible map of solar and wind resources, as well as launching a network to promote renewable energy in islands, a report on Africa’s renewable future and a number of other landmark technical and policy studies.

The two-day Assembly opens Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, a global gathering of policy makers and business leaders.

Other highlights on IRENA’s agenda include:

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