IRENA release new report ahead of COP28

Ahead of COP28, IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera reflects on the crucial work ahead, and calls for immediate action to course correct the 1.5°C pathway.

News Flash

  • The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will start tomorrow in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
  • The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is engaging directly with the COP28 Presidency to accelerate the energy transition and advance in the pathway to the 1.5°C goal.
  • IRENA’s Global Renewables Hub will put the rapid scale up of renewable energy at the heart of this year’s COP.

A new report outlining the socio-economic impacts of IRENA’s 1.5°C Scenario is also released today. Volume 2 of IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023 helps policymakers who will gather at the Conference with insights into how economic activity, employment and human welfare will be affected by 1.5°C and thereby assist governments to design policies that maximise the benefits of the transition.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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