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IRENA Council Held Against Backdrop of Global Energy and Climate Crisis

May 24, 2022


The Twenty Third Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi opens today to discuss efforts in scaling-up the energy transition against a backdrop of rising fossil fuel prices and climate concerns. More than 300 high-level delegates from 100 countries are attending the two-day meeting.

“The compounding crises stemming from conflicts and persistent pandemics are profoundly impacting the global energy system, spilling over to different sectors and everyday lives,” said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera in his opening remarks. “We need to be laser-focused on solutions that can be deployed at the necessary speed and scale. This backdrop underlines the importance of the work the Council will undertake in this meeting.”

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