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In January 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and 35 players in renewable energy from around the world jointly established a Coalition for Action to promote the wider and faster uptake of renewable energy technologies.

The IRENA Coalition for Action forms a key international network to discuss industry trends, determine actions, share knowledge and exchange best practices with the vision to drive the global energy transition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal on energy. Its mission is to convene a global dialogue amongst non-governmental and governmental stakeholders to develop actions to increasing the share of renewables in the global energy mix.

Today, the Coalition brings together over 100 leading renewable energy players including private sector companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and intergovernmental organisations.

IRENA acts as the Secretariat of the Coalition.


Activities and Working Groups

The Coalition offers a number of opportunities to engage in the below working groups and IRENA’s strategic and programmatic activities.

Business and Investors Group

Engages in activities that address barriers to scaling up renewable energy investments in emerging markets. Building on its white paper on this topic, the Group conducts country-specific work in high-potential markets through public-private dialogues and capacity building.

Community Energy Group

Focuses on driving community energy investments and promoting policies that empower communities and citizens to participate in energy decision-making. After launching a white paper on best practices for community energy, the Group is developing actionable insights and engaging with stakeholders to scale up community energy practices around the world.

Decarbonising End-Use Sectors Group

Examines the decarbonisation of end-use sectors from multiple perspectives such as policy, innovation, technological, socio-economic, institutional, among others. The Group is currently developing best practices and policy recommendations on green hydrogen (hydrogen from renewable resources).

Towards 100% RE Group

Having launched white papers on governments and utilities transitioning to 100% renewable energy, the Group continues to build momentum for renewables by examining the roles of other key actors in the energy transformation.

Coalition Events and Campaigns

  • 13 October 2020

    Coalition for Action Mid-Year Strategy Meeting (Coalition members only)

    This virtual mid-year meeting will convene Coalition for Action members to assess where we are with the green recovery, focusing on developments in the renewable energy sector since the Coalition launched its joint Call to Action in Response to COVID-19 in April 2020. Meeting participants will also discuss the potential future work of the Coalition in preparation for the Coalition for Action 2021 Annual Strategy Meeting.
  • 28 April 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

    COVID-19 Call to Action Joint Communication Campaign

    The Coalition for Action put forward a campaign including a joint statement urging governments to take eight key actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The campaign builds on highlighting progress made in renewable energy to ensure a rapid and sustained economic recovery that aligns with global climate and sustainability objectives. Links to Coalition member statements and publications on the COVID-19 pandemic can be accessed here.

Supported Events and Campaigns



Country papers: Scaling up Renewable Energy Investment in Emerging Markets

Based on its engagement on the ground, the Coalition Business and Investors Group has put together country-specific papers with recommendations to enable the scaling up of renewable energy investments. See country papers for Algeria, Colombia, Jordan, Tunisia and Viet Nam.

Call to Action in Response to COVID-19: Renewable Energy is a Key Part of the Solution

Renewable energy can play a key role in the economic recovery from COVID-19 by ensuring energy security, creating jobs and strengthening resilience to safeguard people’s health and welfare. This statement contains eight key actions that governments should take to ensure economic recovery that aligns with global climate and sustainability objectives.

IRENA Coalition for Action Members

Since its formation in 2014, the IRENA Coalition for Action has grown to consist of over 100 members, including private sector companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and intergovernmental organisations.

The Coalition is open to legal entities supporting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, and meeting the requirements outlined in the Coalition for Action Structure Document.

To become a member of the Coalition for Action, please fill out the membership form and email it to coalition@irena.org.

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IRENA Coalition for Action is supported and facilitated by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Please contact us at
Email: coalition@irena.org
Phone: +971 2 417 9000