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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 Sunday, 19 January 2014
Evening huddle

Delegates huddled in the evening to work toward consensus.

IRENA The fourth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) closed on Sunday evening. Issues considered during the session included: various organizational and institutional matters, including the work programme and budget for 2014-15 and procedure for appointing the Director-General; IRENA's annual publication RE-thinking energy; IRENA Renewable Energy and Jobs Report; report on RE-map 2030 – IRENA's Global Roadmap to 2030; Renewable Readiness Assessments; the IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Project Facility; and the Project Navigator, an online tool to support the development of renewable energy projects.

A ministerial roundtable discussion took place on Sunday parallel to the IRENA Assembly, organized in two parts. The first part focused on the theme "renewables – extending the frontier," and the second part addressed regional initiatives for scaling up investment in renewable power.
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Plenary
Dais Shot

A view of the dais. L-R: Gauri Singh, IRENA Secretariat; Frank Wouters, Deputy Director-General, IRENA; Fourth Assembly Vice-President Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives; and Mohamed El-Farnawany, IRENA Secretariat.

Gauri Singh
Gauri Singh, IRENA Secretariat.
Lorena Lanza Espinoza
Lorena Lanza Espinoza, Nicaragua.
Adnan Amin
Adnan Amin, IRENA Director-General.
Hugo Lucas
Hugo Lucas, IRENA Secretariat.
Morten Albaek
Morten Albaek, Vestas Wind Systems.
Sven Teske
Sven Teske, Greenpeace.
Wolfgang D'Innocenzo
Wolfgang D'Innocenzo, Italy.
R. Narcisse Sawadogo
R. Narcisse Sawadogo, Burkina Faso.
Tanzeed Alam
Tanzeed Alam, WWF.
Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik
Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, IRENA Advisory Panel Chair.
Alfredo Nicolás Samaniego Burneo
Alfredo Nicolás Samaniego Burneo, Ecuador.
Mohamed Ould Khouna
Mohamed Ould Khouna, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania.
Walter Steinmann
Roundtable moderator Walter Steinmann, Switzerland.
Carlos Pascual
Roundtable moderator Carlos Pascual, United States.
Tetsuro Oi
Tetsuro Oi, Japan.
 
Karsten Sach
IRENA Council Chair Karsten Sach, Germany.
Javad Amin-Mansour
Javad Amin-Mansour, Iran.
Ministerial Roundtables
Ministerial Roundtable 1

The Ministerial Roundtable on "Renewables - Extending the frontier" discussed the potential of emerging technologies for future developments and ways to enhance science, technology and innovation in solar, wind and bioenergy.

Christopher Somerville
Christopher Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
Maria van der Hoeven
Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency.
Steve Sawyer
Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General, Global Wind Energy Council.
Paul Oquist
Paul Oquist, Minister-Secretary of National Policies, Nicaragua.
Dirk Biermann
Dirk Biermann, Chief Manager, Markets and System Operations, 50 Hertz.
Ato Alemayehu Tegunu
Ato Alemayehu Tegunu, Minister of Water and Energy, Ethiopia.
Ministerial Roundtable 2

The Ministerial Roundtable on "Regional Initiatives for Scaling Up Investment in Renewable Power" discussed how accelerated development of renewable resources at the regional level can help support economic growth, reduce costs, and improve access to modern energy services, as well as how to build political support for such initiatives.

Around the Assembly
Signing
Signers
Chatting
Reading
Chatting
Algerians Confer
Presenters chatted before the Ministerial Roundtable
Oman delegates
Coalition for Action launch
Chatting
Group Smiles
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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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