About Us

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

  • 25 January 2021

    Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting 2021

    The fifth Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting will take place in conjunction with the IRENA General Assembly. This is a closed meeting for Coalition members only.
  • 14 January 2021

    IRENA Public-Private Dialogue 2021

    At the 11th Session of the IRENA Assembly, the fourth IRENA Public-Private Dialogue will convene policymakers, legislators, and members of the Coalition for Action to discuss COVID-19 impacts and responses to date, as well as what actions are urgently needed from governments and the energy industry to accelerate global progress towards just and equitable energy transitions.

Supported Events and Campaigns

  • 25 – 26 November 2020 | Virtual Event

    Colombia Wind Power 2020

    Co-organised by Coalition members GWEC and SER Colombia, Colombia Wind Power 2020 is the third edition of the official industry event for the local and international wind industry in Colombia.
  • 30 June 2020 | Berlin, Germany

    Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios

    In its request, the Renewables Grid Initiative, an IRENA Coalition for Action member, asks that Europe’s Ten Year Network Development Plan includes scenarios compatible with the Paris Agreement, the priorities of the European Green Deal, and the European Council's decision to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.


Stimulating Investment in Community Energy: Broadening the ownership of renewables

Building on several case studies, the paper showcases policy measures and financing mechanisms that reflect best practices in community energy and offers recommendations to governments and financial institutions on how to accelerate community energy development.

Renewed Call to Action: Governments must act now to correct course for a green recovery and accelerate progress towards Paris Agreement

Eight months after the Coalition for Action first called for action in response to COVID-19, many countries have yet to take decisive actions to move towards a green recovery. This statement contains six key actions that governments should take to align their economic recovery with climate plans, deliver on their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and come back stronger from the pandemic.

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