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Fourth session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly

18-19 January 2014 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Highlights for Saturday, 18 January 2014
Venue Shot

The Regal Ballroom at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, venue of the fourth IRENA Assembly.

IRENA The fourth session of the IRENA Assembly opened on Saturday morning. The Assembly elected Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy of Mexico, as President of its fourth session.

Agenda items taken up on Saturday included: organization of work; implementation of the 2013 work programme and budget; the work programme and budget for 2014-15; a signing ceremony for the IRENA Global Atlas Initiative; IRENA Council Chair's report; IRENA's annual publication REthinking energy; the IRENA Renewable Energy and Jobs Report; and RE-map 2030 – IRENA's Global Roadmap to 2030.
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Opening Dais Shot

The meeting was opened by the outgoing President of the Third IRENA Assembly, who announced the election of a new President for the Fourth Assembly. L-R: Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA; Y.B Dato' Seri DiRaja Mahdzir Khalid, Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia; Mohamed El-Farnawany, IRENA Secretariat.

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates.
Liu Qi
Liu Qi, China.
Hans Brattskar
Hans Brattskar, Norway.
Thoriq Ibrahim
Thoriq Ibrahim, Maldives.
Jan Schaerlaekens
Jan Schaerlaekens, Belgium.
Karsten Sach
Karsten Sach, Germany.
Murat Mercan
Murat Mercan, Turkey.
Edward Nipake Natapei
Edward Nipake Natapei, Vanuatu.
Philippe Geiger
Philippe Geiger, France.
Dais Shot

A view of the dais during the meeting. L-R: Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA; Pedro Joaquín Coldwell of Mexico, President of the Fourth Assembly; Mohamed El-Farnawany, IRENA Secretariat.

Amilkar Acosta
Amilkar Acosta, Colombia.
Constantinos Xichilos
Constantinos Xichilos, Cyprus.
Oh Sung-hwan
Oh Sung-hwan, Republic of Korea.
Inoke Vala
Inoke Vala, Tonga.
Timothy Williamson
Timothy Williamson, United States.
Alfredo Raúl Morelli
Amb. Alfredo Raúl Morelli, Argentina.
Dolf Gielen
Dolf Gielen, IRENA Secretariat.
Rabia Ferroukhi
Rabia Ferroukhi, IRENA Secretariat.
Ramón Méndez Galain
Ramón Méndez Galain, Uruguay.
Global Atlas Initiative Signing
Global Atlas Initiative Signers

Twenty-three new countries signed the Global Atlas Initiative.

Side Events
Side Event on Renewable Energy Science, Technology and Innovation

The side event on Renewable Energy Science, Technology and Innovation considered ways in which science, technology and innovation can encourage the deployment of renewable energy technology beyond current estimates, and innovations within the solar, biofuel and ocean technologies sectors.

Side event on the Global Renewable Energy Atlas

The side event on the Global Renewable Energy Atlas discussed major achievements in 2013 and the path forward. It also addressed partnerships with the private sector and existing renewable energy partnerships in the solar, wind, bioenergy and geothermal energy sectors.

Around the Assembly
Publications Table
Lunch Outdoors
Chatting
Felix Dods and Aaron Leopold
Greeting
Samoan Delegation
Chatting
Chatting
Scott Vaughan and Adnan Amin
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Related Links
IRENA Assembly resources

*IRENA Assembly website and documents

*Provisional annotated agenda

*IRENA’s membership figures

*Information about the IRENA Council

*Website for the First session of the IRENA Assembly, 3-5 April 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Website for the Second session of the IRENA Assembly, 13-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Website for the Third session of the IRENA Assembly, 13-14 January 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE


WFES resources

*WFES 2014 website

*WFES 2014 programme

*WFES 2014 speakers

*WFES 2014 exhibitor List


Jobs Conference resources

*Conference website

*Conference agenda

*Conference speakers


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the IRENA Renewables and Islands Global Summit, 6-7 September 2012, Malta

*IISD RS coverage of WFES 2012, 16-19 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of the Pacific Leaders Meeting and Second Session of the IRENA Assembly, 13 and 14-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS summary report of the Workshop on Renewables – Competitiveness and Innovation, and the Official Opening of the IRENA International Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC), 6-7 October 2011, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Workshop on the Occasion of the Official Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) Inauguration, 6 October 2011, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Africa Consultative Forum on Renewable Energy, 8-9 July 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Session of the Preparatory Commission for IRENA and First session of the Assembly of IRENA, 3-5 April 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of WFES 2011, 17-20 January 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Energy-L - A mailing list for news on energy policy

*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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