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 115 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 both emerging and more mature markets. Building on its white paper on this topic, the Group conducts country-specific work in high-potential markets through expert webinars, position papers and public-private dialogues.

Community Energy Group

Focuses on driving community energy investments and promoting policies that empower communities and citizens to participate in energy decision-making. Following the launch of its latest white paper  on stimulating investment in community energy, the Group continues to develop actionable insights and engage 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, utilities and companies transitioning to 100% renewable energy, the Group continues to build momentum for renewables by examining the roles of key actors in the energy transformation.

Coalition Events and Campaigns

  • 28 September 2021

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

    This virtual mid-year meeting will convene 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 will also discuss potential future activities of the Coalition in preparation for the Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting in 2022.
  • 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.

Supported Events and Campaigns



Decarbonising End-Use Sectors: Practical Insights on Green Hydrogen

The paper showcases green hydrogen projects across different end-uses, provides insights from a renewable energy industry perspective on growth opportunities for green hydrogen, and offers recommendations to policymakers on how to accelerate its adoption worldwide.

Country papers: Scaling up Renewables Investment in High-Potential 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 (2020), Colombia (2020), Jordan (2020), India (2021), Mexico (2021), Tunisia (2020) and Viet Nam (2020).

IRENA Coalition for Action Members

Since its formation in 2014, the IRENA Coalition for Action has grown to consist of over 115 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