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.”