IRENA Forges New Partnerships to Advance Energy Transformation

Published on Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Signed by the IRENA Director General and Enel’s group Chief Executive Officer Francesco Starace, the partnership will also feature corporation on youth engagement initiatives and regional market trends., Public-private partnerships are an important focus of the Agency’s work as it looks to mobilise the expertise, innovations and capital from the private sector to advance the global energy transition.

Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General commented that youth and hydrogen development are two key energy transformation issues, and that the Agency welcomes partnerships with private sector  corporations that share the Agency’s vision for a low-carbon future.

Food and Agriculture Organisation

Under an MoU with FAO, IRENA aims to help improve the profitability and sustainability of the food and agriculture sectors by accelerating the use of renewables and sustainable bioenergy while fostering climate adaptation and resilience. The topic came under the spotlight during Assembly week, which featured a Ministerial meeting co-hosted by IRENA, the UAE and the UN on initiatives, policies, and targets designed to simultaneously deliver food, energy and climate benefits.

The agreement was signed by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera.