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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Second Session of the Assembly of the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
and IRENA's High-Level Pacific Leaders Meeting

13-15 January 2012 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Summary of the Second Session of the Assembly of the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
and IRENA's High-Level Pacific Leaders Meeting



Ban Ki-moon entering the meeting for the High-Level Segment
 



The second session of the IRENA Assembly closed on Sunday, 15 January 2012. Over 750 delegates from 73 member States, 50 signatories and states in accession, 13 other non-member states, and 70 observer organizations participated. Delegates arrived at decisions on, inter alia: work programme and budget for 2012, the secondment of personnel, ethics and conflict of interest, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. In the morning, a Ministerial Roundtable on IRENA's Cooperation with the Private Sector was held. At the day’s end, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Assembly.
 



Daily Web Coverage - 13 January | 14 January | 15 January  

High-Level Segment


Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
Sultan Al Jaber, President of the First
Session of the IRENA Assembly

Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy,
Mozambique, President of the second Assembly
Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA

Carlos Pascual, US
Mohamed El-Ashry, Renewable Energy Policy
Network for the 21st Century (REN21)



Ministerial Roundtable on IRENA's Cooperation with the Private Sector


L-R: Christine Eibs-Singer, E+Co; Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA; Carlos Pascual, US; Xabier Viteri, Iberdrola Renovables

Christine Eibs-Singer, E+Co
Carlos Pascual, US

Jeremy Rifkin, Foundation on Economic Trends
Xabier Viteri, Iberdrola Renovables




Plenary


L-R: Mohamed El-Farnawany, Secretary to the Governing Bodies; Guy Lentz, Luxembourg; Jayantilal Karia, Senior Advisor Administration and Finance, IRENA

Guy Lentz, Luxembourg
Thani Al-Zeyoudi, Department Head within
the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRENA

Jayantilal Karia, Senior Advisor Administration and Finance, IRENA
Edward Faris, United States

Doug Cook, United Kingdom


Around the Conference


John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda
Zitouni Ould-Dada, United Kingdom, speaking with Abu Dhabi TV




Evening Reception from 14 January



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