IRENA & GWEC unite to boost renewables uptake globally: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) & the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have joined forces to boost the adoption and deployment of renewable energy globally.
They have signed a co-operation arrangement to combine efforts to promote the uptake of wind energy & renewables altogether as both organisations are aware of quick decarbonisation will call for a variety of policy shifts & investments, as well as intensifying renewable energy commitments.
About a third of all recent renewable capacity added in 2019 was from wind power & data from IRENA indicate wind power, joined with solar, will lead future capacity growth.
Francesco La Camera, Director General at IRENA stated: “Wind energy is a cornerstone of the global energy transformation and with evolving technologies and a strengthening economic case, it will continue to support the world’s low carbon growth agenda through to mid-century.
“By blending the knowledge, capabilities and convening power of our two organisations, we can jointly work to address policy and investment barriers and create an enabling environment for wind energy.”
Amidst other areas, the co-operation between IRENA & GWEC will focus on reinforcing wind energy project assistance in the Climate Investment Platform, inviting the wind sector in industry-government dialogues, investigating open-source agreements & project templates for wind projects in developing markets to mitigate legal risks & barriers.
Ben Backwell, CEO at GWEC stated: “There is no question that we must urgently take action to reduce carbon emissions and act collectively to slow the impacts of climate change; accelerating the development of renewable energy is one of the most effective ways to achieve these objectives.
“Wind energy, as a scalable, clean and affordable technology, will be critical to supporting countries, companies and other parties on the road to net zero and a green recovery.”
IRENA & GWEC unite to boost renewables uptake globally