ABOUT

    In January 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and 35 leading players in renewable energy from around the world jointly established a Coalition for Action to promote the uptake of renewable energy technologies. Today, the Coalition brings together over 150 leading renewable energy players including private sector companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and intergovernmental organisations.


    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. Our mission is to convene a global dialogue amongst non-governmental and governmental stakeholders to develop actions to increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix.


    After 10-years of actively engaging and promoting renewable energy, we can confidently identify our unique strengths in driving the energy transition forward:

    • Strong global network: Aligned to build commitment across countries and regions, engage key decision-makers, and raise awareness.
    • Inclusive platform: Ensuring integration in the dialogue of diverse stakeholders, presenting a unique set of viewpoints that inform the energy transition and present a unified voice for the renewable energy sector.
    • Collective knowledge: Serving as a repository of practical experiences in the adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, in terms of technology, innovation, policy and finance, and the associated socio-economic and environmental benefits.
    • Unique positioning: IRENA is the leading global intergovernmental agency for energy transformation that serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, with 170 + Member States.

    IRENA acts as the Secretariat of the Coalition.

Vision & Mission

IRENA Coalition for Action Members work together to advance the global energy transition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal on energy (SDG7).

The goal of the IRENA Coalition for Action is to foster a global dialogue amongst governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and drive actions to accelerate the renewable-based energy transition and increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix.

The Coalition brings together a broad range of actors who support the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. Members must meet the requirements outlined in the Coalition for Action Structure Document.

Members

Current Members

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Join Us

The Coalition for Action invites a wide range of leading renewable energy organisations who support the Coalition vision and mission, and who are interested to share knowledge and best practices.

How to become a member

If the Coalition for Action’s vision and mission are in line with your organization's interest and activities, please take the following steps to become a Member:

1. Fill out the Membership Application Form.

2. Upon submission, an introductory call between the Secretariat and your organization will be set-up to further discuss synergies, cover any questions and update the membership form for submission to the Steering Group.

3. The updated membership application form will be presented to the Steering Group who will make a formal decision on your organisation’s membership application (The Steering Group meets once every quarter).

4. Upon completion of the steps above, your organisation may start working with a diverse group of passionate members on relevant topics and join the Coalition for Action events.

Please refer to the Coalition for Action Structure Document, and email the team coalition@irena.org for any further information.

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WORKING GROUPS

The Coalition offers a number of opportunities of engagement. This includes three Working Groups (detailed below), and through IRENA’s strategic and programmatic activities.

RE Markets and Finance

This group tackles the investment and financial barriers hindering the expansion of renewable energy in emerging and mature markets. It conducts country-specific work in high-potential markets, crafting key recommendations for policymakers. Additionally, the group focuses on building supply chains and adapting markets to evolving circumstances.


Co-Chaired by Sonia Dunlop, CEO of the Global Solar Council (GSC), and Emerson Clarke, Director of Advocacy at the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).


Empowering People and Communities

It focuses on the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of a just and inclusive energy transition. By highlighting the interconnectedness of energy, well-being, and nature, the group seeks solutions that promote local value creation, quality employment, and community ownership. The group will highlight the central role of citizens in the energy transition, as decision-makers and active participants in sustainable business practices.


Co-Chaired by Stefan Gsänger, General Secretary of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Brian Kawuma, Director - Powering Agriculture at Power for All, and Shota Furuya, Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP).


Towards 100% Renewable System

The group explores the entire energy system needs and end-use sectors decarbonisation from the policy, innovation, technology, socioeconomics, and institutions perspectives. It develops best practices and policy recommendations for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system enabled by electrification, energy efficiency, grid integration, flexibility and storage solutions.


Co-Chaired by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), and Dave Renné, Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

RELEASES

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This study from the IRENA Coalition for Action compares three 100% renewable energy scenarios and two net-zero emissions scenarios to identify common challenges and opportunities for a rapid and holistic shift towards more ambitious renewable energy targets.

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This brief identifies key recommendations and subsequent action points for scaling up renewable energy investments in West Africa, covering various policy, financial and technical dimensions, and emphasising the immense opportunities and advantages that renewable energy can bring to the region.

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COALITION EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS

    High-Level Public Private Dialogue: Building Momentum Towards A 100% Renewable Energy System Part 2

    During the 14th Session of the IRENA Assembly, the Coalition convened a High-Level Public-Private Dialogue on “Building Momentum Towards a 100% Renewable Energy System” on April 16, 2024. Amidst urgent calls for action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, distinguished speakers and guests were reminded of the urgent need for action as the Dialogue was impacted by unprecedented flooding. As the Coalition, we felt it imperative to conclude the Dialogue which offers a multi-stakeholder platform for leaders from governments, global industry, and civil society to engage and to delve deeper into the required actions, innovative pathways, and comprehensive roadmaps and build on the momentum of the UAE Consensus from COP28 towards a 100% renewable energy system by mid-century.

    Collectively, Coalition members identified that:

    – Renewables are the fastest way to NetZero,

    – Flexibility & energy efficiency are crucial,

    – Alignment of public finance with social objectives is needed,

    – Involvement of local communities & SMEs is key.

    16 April 2024 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    High-Level Public-Private Dialogue: Building Momentum Towards A 100% Renewable Energy System

    Building upon the Paris Agreement and UAE consensus, the IRENA Coalition for Action, a diverse partnership comprising over 150 non-governmental stakeholders, emphasized the need for a comprehensive transition to a fully renewable energy-powered system by mid-century. Its publication, “100% Renewable Energy Scenarios – Supporting Ambitious Policy Targets”, provides crucial recommendations that should be implemented today to pave the way for a more equitable and sustainable world.
    At IRENA’s 14th Assembly, the High-Level Public-Private Dialogue offered a multi-stakeholder platform for leaders from governments, global industry, and civil society to engage and to delve deeper into the required actions, innovative pathways, and comprehensive roadmaps and build on the momentum of the tripling targets from COP28 towards a 100% renewable energy system by mid-century.
    Coalition members that convened in Abu Dhabi emphasized:

  • – Renewable Energy is needed for urgent Climate Action,
  • – International multi-stakeholder collaboration and inclusive governance is paramount,
  • – Innovative solutions for public & private financing holds the key,
  • – A just transition must be supported by inclusive policies.




  • 16 April 2024 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Harvesting Synergies: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus for Enhanced NDCs

    Acknowledging the interconnectedness of the water, food and energy systems and their importance for sustainable societies, the IRENA Coalition for Action convened governments, civil society, and private sector representatives to exchange knowledge and best practices. Participants agreed that an urgent transformation is needed for each of those systems and how they interact. The next Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submission in 2025 presents an opportunity for countries to consider more ambitious targets for sustainable agriculture, integrating renewable energy as a key driver. Rethinking water-food-energy interactions is not only essential to meet Sustainable Development Goals and climate commitments but can also deliver substantial socioeconomic benefits. Participants underscored the importance of inclusive and participatory partnerships and innovative thinking to address the interrelated challenges of climate change, food security and water availability.




    15 April 2024 | Hybrid
    10th Anniversary and Annual Strategy Meeting

    Celebrating a decade of the Coalition for Action, with over 150 members, the Coalition has grown into an inclusive and diverse global network uniting private sector players, NGOs, research institutions, think-tanks, financial and intergovernmental bodies to propel the global shift towards renewable energy.
    During the 10th Anniversary celebrations, founding Members reflected on the radical advancements in renewable energy and subsequent shifts in public opinion and political will to deploy renewable energy – from what was once touted as a niche to a major contributor.
    As we celebrated our journey, Coalition members confirmed the Steering group for 2024, and reaffirmed our vision, mission and work programme to facilitate the public-private dialogue, drive actionable measures, and pave the path towards a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 latest. By championing collective efforts aligned with sustainability goals, the Coalition aims to enhance human and environmental welfare and foster resilient economies and societies.



    6 February 2024 | Technical webinar (virtual)
    Enhancing Investments in Renewable Energy and Regional Connectivity Across West Africa

    To highlight the recommendations based on the policy brief: “Scaling up renewable energy investments in West Africa”, the IRENA’s Coalition for Action hosted a technical webinar on enhancing Investments in renewable energy and regional connectivity across West Africa. The event also covered IRENA's crucial initiatives, including the Continental Power System Masterplan (CMP) and the Accelerated Partnership for Renewables in Africa (APRA). Distinguished panelists, featuring IRENA Coalition for Action Members such as RES4Africa Foundation, Enel Green Power, and regional players like WAPP, ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) discussed opportunities for regional interconnections. The event emphasized the pivotal role of intergovernmental coordination, regulatory frameworks for private investment, and effective strategies for capacity building and workforce enablement.

    10 December 2023
    Innovative RE solutions in agriculture

    The session successfully spotlighted the critical issues surrounding fossil fuel dependence across the agri-food value chain and highlighted the necessity for capacity-building initiatives for financial institutions and local actors with the relevant skills, knowledge, and resources to integrate renewable energy solutions into agriculture project.
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    6 December 2023
    High-Level Roundtable: Renewable Energy and Climate Action in the GCC

    Panellists stressed the critical role of renewable energy in climate action and the GCC's chance for economic diversification through renewable exports, spotlighting the need to address storage and grid challenges for scaling up deployment.
    They also highlighted green hydrogen's opportunities for innovation, job creation, and environmental responsibility. Unlocking this potential demands infrastructure investments, workforce upskilling, supply chain fortification, an enabling framework, cross-border connectivity, and robust private sector collaboration to elevate renewable investments.
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    5 December 2023
    Mitigating Climate Change with 100% Renewable Energy

    Panelists emphasized the need for supportive framework conditions, including streamlined permitting regime, infrastructure investment in grids, targets concerning storage and the development of supply chains, alongside policies to stimulate market growth.
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    4 December 2023
    Just Transitions in the Global South: Community Perspectives from South Africa and Indonesia

    This event highlighted the importance of building trust, awareness and legitimacy and ensuring the needs of communities are translated into decisions. Examples from South Africa and Indonesia illustrated collaborative approaches, involving stakeholders to shape the negotiation process and create new opportunities for just and inclusive transition.
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    3 December 2023
    The Community-led projects: Transitioning Remote Communities to Renewable Energy

    The discussion relied on the findings of the recently completed report on best practices in electricity provision using decentralised renewable energy for remote communities across different regions.
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    24 July 2023 | UN Food Systems Summit, Rome, Italy
    Powering Development and Sustainability: Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) in the Agri-Food Systems

    Globally, fossil fuels provide about 70-80% of the energy used in agri-food systems. Agriculture is a large contributor to climate change as well as one of the economic sectors most at risk from it. Renewable energy sources like solar power can greatly benefit the agribusiness sector. By linking the event to the objectives of the UN Food Summit and the missions of the Coalition for Action and Power for All, participants can leverage the momentum, insights, and networks generated by these initiatives to drive forward innovative and sustainable solutions. The event will help address the pressing challenges faced by the agricultural sector in Africa and India, ultimately contributing to food security, improved livelihoods, and sustainable development in these regions.

    22 July 2023 | The 14th Clean Energy Ministerial, Goa, India
    Global Policy Makers Dialogue on Agri-Renewables: Securing Water-Energy-Food Nexus for a Sustainable World

    Agriculture is an energy-intensive sector that requires a significant amount of energy to produce food, fibre, and fuel. However, the energy used in agriculture is often derived from fossil fuels, leading to high greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy can contribute to reducing emissions, and increasing energy access for rural communities. The event is designed for stakeholders from the agriculture, energy, and water sectors, including policymakers, regulators, investors, project developers, farmers, researchers, and civil society organisations. The event will issue a call for action that aims to encourage stakeholders to promote renewable energy investments in agriculture and build partnerships to drive the adoption of renewable energy in the sector.

    22 July 2023 | The 14th Clean Energy Ministerial, Goa, India
    Unleashing Renewable Energy’s Full Potential: Setting a Global Target

    Renewables are the backbone of the energy transition and a key climate solution - but countries across the world are only scratching the surface when it comes to harnessing their clean energy potential. Despite record breaking installation across many different renewable energy technologies, deployment needs to urgently accelerate over the next decade to keep the world on track to meet net zero. This high-level panel is a platform for governments, international institutions, industry and NGOs to discuss the operationalization of the global renewables target necessary for a 1.5°C pathway. This event facilitates a fruitful exchange between key stakeholders from different sectors like policy and regulatory framework, technology and finance to collaborate and accelerate the deployment of renewables across the world.

    16 January 2023
    Coalition Annual Strategy Meeting 2023

    The 7th Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting took place in hybrid mode in conjunction with the 13th Session of the IRENA Assembly. The Coalition members gathered for the strategic discussion on how to amplify the message of renewables role in a more sustainable and fair energy system. Members also approved the Coalition work programme for 2023 which focuses on concrete objectives such as scaling up investments and removing barriers to renewable energy deployment, promoting community energy initiatives, and exploring future scenarios for 100% renewable energy systems. Additionally, the programme activities will promote sustainable energy solutions in the agriculture sector, thereby enhancing food security, reducing emissions, and supporting rural development. The Coalition members wil continue promoting just and inclusive energy transitions with regional focus.

    13 January 2023
    IRENA Public-Private Dialogue 2023 – Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions: Social Dialogue, Skills, and Decent Jobs for All

    During the 6th IRENA High-level Public-Private Dialogue, governments, labour representatives and the members of the Coalition for Action convened to discuss how to achieve the just and inclusive energy transitions based on social dialogue, and delivering green skills and decent jobs for all. The participants agreed that decisive action is needed from governments to lead the system transformation guided by long-term commitment, just transition principles and adequate financing to tackle misalignments in labour markets and beyond.

    16 – 18 June 2022 | Rimini, Italy
    20th World Wind Energy Conference 2022 (WWEC2022)

    The 20th edition of World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC2022) with an in-person conference was co-organised by World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Italian Wind Energy Association (ANEV). The event convened experts from government, industry and international organisations to discuss opportunities and advancements in wind power technologies.

    08 March 2022
    2022 IRENA Policy Talk – Enabling Green Hydrogen: Industrial Policies, Certification Systems, and Inclusiveness

    This virtual event gathered public and private stakeholders to discuss the current status and potential options to move green hydrogen from niche to mainstream, and covered key topics including industrial policies, establishing certification systems, and inclusiveness. Discussions highlighted key findings from the Coalition for Action brief Decarbonising end-use sectors: Green hydrogen certification and the IRENA report on Green Hydrogen for Industry.

    17 January 2022
    Coalition Annual Strategy Meeting 2022

    The sixth Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting took place virtually in conjunction with the 12th Session of the IRENA Assembly. This meeting convened Coalition members to strategically discuss how the work of the Coalition can build on the success of 2021. Members also decided the Coalition work programme for 2022 and main action deliverables. This was a closed meeting for Coalition members only.

    13 January 2022
    IRENA Public-Private Dialogue 2022 – Renewable energy and circular economy: Focus on end-of-life management of renewables

    The fifth IRENA Public-Private Dialogue convened policy makers, legislators, and members of the Coalition for Action to discuss circular economy and end-of-life management considerations for renewables, as well as what actions are needed from governments and the energy industry to accelerate global progress towards unlocking the benefits of a truly sustainable renewable energy sector.

    24 – 26 November 2021 | New Delhi, India
    World Wind Energy Conference 2021 (WWEC2021)

    Co-hosted by Coalition members World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), WWEC2021 will focus on the energy transition propelled by renewable energy advancements particularly in wind and solar industries. The Coalition’s latest white paper Community Energy Toolkit: Best practices for broadening the ownership of renewables will be launched during the conference on 25 November.

    10 November 2021 | Glasgow, UK
    Raising a bar for climate action – Just Transition and Sustainable Jobs

    The COP26 UNFCCC side event will take place on 10 November 2021 and see the launch of the 2021/22 Jobs Factsheet Edition.

    28 September 2021
    Coalition for Action Mid-Year Strategy Meeting (Coalition members only)

    This virtual mid-year meeting convened Coalition for Action members for a strategic discussion on the Coalition’s work to date, planned activities for COP26, and upcoming outputs and deliverables. Meeting participants discussed future activities of the Coalition, including a forthcoming Call to Action on sustainable energy jobs and skills for a just and inclusive energy transition leading up to COP26.

    22 September 2021
    Joint Statement: Advancing Renewables in Agriculture to Meet SDGs and Climate Objectives

    In the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the Coalition for Action issued a joint statement urging stakeholders across sectors to break down silos and collectively advance a renewables-based energy transition and food systems transformation. The statement highlights that a joint approach to achieving SDG 2 and SDG 7 can deliver significant socio-economic and environmental dividends.

    16 September 2021
    Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy

    The Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy is an industry-led global alliance promoting sustainability and social responsibility in the renewable energy industry by defining standards and KPIs in line with SDGs; disseminating and activating funding and collaboration frameworks; promoting supportive regulation; and launching tailored initiatives.

    27 May 2021
    2021 IRENA Policy Talk 2 – Green hydrogen supply: Policies and practical insights

    This webinar gathered public and private stakeholders to discuss key opportunities and challenges in scaling up green hydrogen, focusing on the role of supply-side policies. The webinar also featured companies that are developing projects to showcase green hydrogen’s potential to decarbonise energy-intensive, hard-to-abate sectors. Discussions highlighted key findings from the Coalition for Action white paper Decarbonising end-use sectors: Practical insights on green hydrogen and the IRENA report Green hydrogen supply: A guide to policy making.

    15 April 2021
    Financing Community Energy: Unlocking the Finance Needed to Speed Up Renewables Development in Europe

    This joint webinar by the Coalition for Action and the EU Community Power Coalition discussed the role of community energy as a driver of a green energy transition, under what conditions projects can be financed, and how to create a favourable environment for community energy financing in Europe. Please click here for a recording of the webinar.

    25 February 2021
    Companies in Transition Towards 100% Renewable Energy: Focus on Heating and Cooling

    This webinar gathered public and private sector stakeholders to discuss key opportunities and challenges faced by companies setting and implementing corporate renewable energy heating and cooling targets, including how policies can be designed to effectively encourage the use of renewable heating and cooling in industry. Discussions highlighted key findings of the Coalition for Action white paper Companies in transition towards 100% renewable energy: Focus on heating and cooling. Please click here for a copy of the presentation from the webinar.

    24 February 2021
    Joint Statement on the Reversal of Mexico’s Clean Energy Transition

    In a joint statement, Coalition members Global Solar Council (GSC) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) urge the Government of Mexico to restore policy stability and legal certainty to Mexico’s renewable energy sector.

    24 February 2021
    Powering up energy investments in fragile states: A call to action

    The Council for State Fragility and the g7+ group call on national governments, aid agencies, the private sector, multilateral institutions, and development finance institutions to support recovery from COVID-19 in fragile states through expanding clean energy access.

    25 January 2021
    Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting 2021

    The fifth Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting took place in conjunction with the 11th Session of the IRENA Assembly. This was 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 convened 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.

    09 December 2020
    2020 IRENA Policy Talk 4 – Stimulating Investment in Community Energy

    IRENA’s Policy Talks are a series of online events providing a forum for sharing experiences and best practices in renewable energy policy design and implementation to support the efficient deployment of renewables and the maximisation of the benefits realised. This webinar focused on community energy and the findings of the Coalition for Action white paper Stimulating Investment in Community Energy: Broadening the ownership of renewables.

    07 December 2020 | Global Campaign
    Renewed Call to Action Joint Communication Campaign

    Many countries have yet to take decisive actions to move towards a green recovery from COVID-19. Building on its campaign from April 2020, the Coalition for Action jointly put forward a renewed call to action urging governments to correct course by taking six actions to align their economic recovery with climate plans, deliver on their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and come back stronger from the pandemic.

    25 – 26 November 2020
    Colombia Wind Power 2020

    Co-organised by Coalition members Global Wind Energy Council (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.

    13 October 2020
    Coalition for Action Mid-Year Strategy Meeting (Coalition members only)

    This virtual mid-year meeting convened 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 also discussed the potential future work of the Coalition in preparation for the Coalition for Action 2021 Annual Strategy Meeting.

    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.

    06 May 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
    Wind Power a cornerstone of the Global Economic Recovery – “Re-building Better” for the future

    In its statement, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), an IRENA Coalition for Action member, highlights the role of wind energy in the global economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis.

    28 April 2020 | Global Campaign
    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.

    16 April 2020 | Brussels, Belgium
    Call to Action: Roadmap for the DRE sector to survive and flourish in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

    In its call to action, the Alliance for Rural Electrification, an IRENA Coalition for Action member, outlines how governments, funders and philanthropies can support decentralised renewable energy projects and safeguard the future of the decentralised renewable energy sector.

    07 April 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Webinar – COVID-19 and beyond: Impact on the renewable energy sector

    Over 100 individuals representing nearly 50 entities took part in a webinar to discuss the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the renewable energy sector and exchange their views on what collective actions are needing to set the course for an inclusive, low-carbon economy. Please click here for a summary of the webinar.

    13 January 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting 2020

    The fourth IRENA Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting took place in conjunction with the 10th Session of the IRENA Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. This was a closed meeting for Coalition members only.

    10 January 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    IRENA Public-Private Dialogue 2020

    At the 10th Session of the IRENA Assembly, the third IRENA Public-Private Dialogue consisted of two dynamic sessions, convening policymakers, legislators, and members of the Coalition for Action. The first session discussed opportunities to increase variable renewable energy penetration with a focus on power market setup and supporting policies. The second session discussed barriers in African energy markets that need to be addressed in order for the private sector to work closer with governments and expand investments in renewable energy while maximizing socio-economic benefits and prosperity.

    27 June 2019 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    IRENA Policy Day 2019
    The IRENA Policy Day took place in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the 17th IRENA Council, and provided a forum for renewable energy policy dialogue where countries and stakeholders had the opportunity to share experiences and disseminate best practices in policy-making to ensure the efficient deployment of renewable energy, and the maximization of the benefits realized. Participants included IRENA Member States, Coalition for Action members,  policy-makers and experts.

    28 – 29 May 2019 | Bonn, Germany
    4th International Community Wind Symposium and Community Power Forum 2019

    WWEA and LEE NRW organised this event, which brought together renewable energy and community power experts from around the world to discuss how new alliances can help community power play a key role in the renewable energy transition.

    10 January 2019 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting 2019
    The third Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting took place in conjunction with the IRENA Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. This was a closed meeting for Coalition members only.

    10 January 2019 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Public-Private Dialogue on Actions Needed to Accelerate the Energy Transformation
    Based on a presentation of the IRENA Coalition for Action White Papers – Towards 100% Renewable Energy and Financing Community Energy - the dialogue highlighted key opportunities and challenges in expanding renewable energy markets worldwide, and the need for better alignment between policy-makers, legislators, and the private sector in order to maximise socio-economic and community benefits. Participants included government representatives, legislators, and Coalition for Action members. 

    02 – 14 December 2018 | Global Campaign
    COP24 Katowice Joint Communication Campaign #Renewables4Climate

    #Renewables4Climate is a global initiative to raise awareness about renewable energy as a key solution to climate change. The initiative was launched by the IRENA Coalition for Action for the second year in a row and coincided with the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, where renewables were highlighted as one of the critical means of keeping the rise in global temperature below 2 or even 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

    08 – 10 November 2018 | Bamako, Mali
    2nd World Community Power Conference

    WWEA and the Mali Folkecenter, together with the ISEP, hosted this event which brought together large numbers of national, regional and international community power stakeholders to provide a launch pad for the community power concept in Africa.

    01 July – 01 October 2018 | Global Campaign
    UN HLPF 2018 Joint Communication Campaign: #Renewables4Development
    #Renewables4Development is a global initiative that highlights the central role of renewable energy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The campaign was launched by the IRENA Coalition for Action to coincide with the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018 where the implementation of the 2030 sustainable goals including SDG 7 on energy was reviewed.

    16 January 2018 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting 2018
    The second Annual Strategy Meeting of the Coalition took place in conjunction with the IRENA Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit. This was a closed meeting.

    12 January 2018 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Public Private Dialogue on Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment Worldwide: Perspectives on Key Challenges and Opportunities
    (at the Eighth session of the IRENA Assembly)

    This dialogue aimed to build common understanding and encourage commentary actions between the public and private sector. The event highlighted key opportunities and challenges in growing renewable energy markets worldwide, and the need for better alignment between government, legislators, and industry.

    06 – 17 November 2017 | Global Campaign
    COP23 Joint Communication Campaign: #Renewables4Climate

    #Renewables4Climate is a global initiative to raise awareness about renewable energy as a key solution to climate change. The initiative has been launched by the IRENA Coalition for Action to coincide with the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP23), where renewables are highlighted as one of the critical means to keep the global temperature rise below 2 or even 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

    07 – 08 July 2017 | Global Campaign
    G20 Joint Communication Campaign: Socio-economic Benefits of Renewable Energy

    To highlight the socio-economic benefits of renewables and its wider contribution to the SDGs, a social-media campaign was launched by the IRENA Coalition for Action to coincide with the G20 meeting in Hamburg. The campaign was translated into several languages and had a total reach of approximately 60 million.