Spain will chair the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2021

The decision has been announced today at the X IRENA Assembly that takes place in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), headquarters of this international organization, focused on the promotion of renewable energies in the world, and on the development and exchange of knowledge For your promotion.

Spain, with the impulse of the then Secretary of State for Climate Change and current holder of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, was one of the three countries that created IRENA in 2009, together with Germany and Denmark.

With the nomination of Spain for the Presidency of the Assembly, this international organization recognizes the historical commitment of the Government of Spain, the tradition of its renewable sector and the first-order commitment to the ecological transition by granting it the rank of Vice President of the Government.

The general director of IRENA, Francesco La Camera, has recognized the implication and the policies developed by the Government of Spain to return to be a reference of renewable energies at international level, and his commitment to a growth and prosperity low in emissions.


Throughout this year, the Spanish Executive will cooperate closely with the IRENA Secretariat to guarantee the promotion of renewables in the face of climate emergencies, as well as to launch renewable projects on the ground throughout the world, through agreements cooperation with other United Nations agencies.

The Spanish presidency of the IRENA Assembly will imply important opportunities for the Spanish renewable sector.

The X IRENA Assembly has gathered in Abu Dhabi more than 1,500 delegates from 160 countries, the private sector and civil society, to discuss key issues for the global energy transition, as well as to chart the way forward in a context of deployment massive renewable energy.

The XI Assembly that will preside over Spain will take place on January 16 and 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi.

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