International Renewable Energy Agency

This week, global policy makers gather in Quito for the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to the sustainable development of cities. Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat Conference will this year focus on setting a new Urban Agenda.
More than half of the world's population lives in cities and this share will only increase. Urban mobility is a huge source
Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running - an extraordinary fact considering the global economy grew by more than 3% in the same period.
Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.
Simultaneously we will need to demand that our governments change their approach and get serious. Time is short.
I was more than a bit surprised when an uber-environmentalist and animal lover asked me to join her on an eco-trip to Denver. What I found delighted me.
In the midst of this year's "Arab Spring," approximately 149 countries formalized the creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency called IRENA, a relatively new entity designed to accelerate renewable energy adoption.
Lily Riahi speaks with Hans Jørgen Koch about why we need the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) especially given the existence of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
After three decades of resistance, the first and only intergovernmental agency to focus solely on renewable energy development is finally ready to launch on July 1st.
A new global effort that aims to make renewable energy more accessible to every country in the world launched on July 1st.
If the UN expects the developing world to take its noble mission seriously, including ensuring social progress and equality, it must start to practice what it preaches and encourage capable emerging countries to take a leading role in development.