Event Archive
20 Jan 2016
Socio-Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy

A Joint Workshop of IRENA, GIZ and RCREEE At the World Future Energy Summit 2016 Date:20 January 2016 Time:14:00 – 18:00 Location:Capital Suite 15 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The business case for renewable energy is further strengthened by the socio-economic benefits they offer. These benefits are i...

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19 Jan 2015
IRENA - GIZ Workshop on the Socio-economic Impacts of Renewable Energy

Growing renewable deployment comes with broader socio-economic benefits that are increasingly gaining prominence in the global renewable energy debate. To address this important topic, IRENA continues working on the econValue project that started in 2013 as a key project of the Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group, one of the initiatives of th...

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16 Jan 2015
IRENA event on Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Technologies

Renewable energy generation represents one of the most promising options to lower greenhouse gas emissions while satisfying the increasing global demand for energy services. If implemented properly, renewable energy can contribute significantly to social and economic development, ensure energy access, secure energy supply, as well as reduce negativ...

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16 Jan 2015
IRENA event on Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy and Food Nexus

Discussions on the development challenges posed by the water, energy and food nexus are gaining momentum and renewable energy is emerging as a key solution. Many renewable energy technologies can be less resource-intensive than current energy choices and have the potential to meet growing energy needs while enhancing long-term sustainability of ...

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01 Jun 2014
Socio-economic benefits of renewable energy at the Policy Day

Policy Day The Policy Day that organised on the 1st of June at the IRENA Headquarters - on the sidelines of the Seventh Meeting of the Council - was successful in engaging policy makers and experts in a discussion around key findings stemming from IRENA’s work on policy-related topics such as maximising the socio-economic value of renewable energy,...

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12 May 2014
Launch of econValue at the Clean Energy Ministerial 5 (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea

The econValue project is a key initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group that is led and coordinated by IRENA, in partnership with key organisations and research institutions, which aims to analyse the socio-economic benefits of large scale deployment of wind and solar energy. Taking up the results of firs...

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21 Jan 2014
IRENA Renewable Energy Jobs Conference

IRENA hosted the first conference ever on the theme of global employment in the renewable energy sector on the 21st of January 2014. The conference brought together an international audience of experts, practitioners, academics and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of job creation in the sector. At the centre of discussions were the finding...

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17 Jan 2014
The "Water-Energy-Food Nexus"

The “Water-Energy-Food nexus” is a High Impact Opportunity (HIO) within the SE4ALL initiative. The objective of the HIO is to contribute to the achievement of the SE4ALL objectives through the widespread adoption of the nexus approach to decision making such that the interlinkages between the different sectors are considered. The HIO is being co-le...

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02 May 2013
IEA-RETD workshop on RE-ValuePolicies

On the 2nd of May 2013, IEA-RETD conducted a workshop to discuss the initial findings of their study on selected instruments that could best support the renewable energy industrial value chain. The study entitled RE-ValuePolicies aims to assess cross-cutting policy instruments (innovation, labour, industrial, finance, export, etc.) which could comp...

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16 Apr 2013
IRENA side event to the fourth meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial

On the 16th of April 2013, IRENA organised a half-day meeting as a side event to the fourth meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial in New Delhi, India, to discuss the econValue project. Updates on the progress of the various work packages were presented, and the potential contribution of local institutions to socio-economic related activities was ...

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