The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) continues to play it lead global role in promoting the widespread use and application of feasible renewable energy technologies throughout the world. IRENA has just concluded the eighth session of its Assembly which took place on the 13th-14th January 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Assembly is the Agency’s supreme decision-making body and brings together Heads of State, Ministers, government officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other international organisations to reaffirm the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the global energy transition. Upon the Assembly’s agenda is the Agency’s new strategic and programmatic direction in the context of the Work Programme and Budget for 2018-2019 and Medium-term Strategy 2018-2022.
Since 2014, ADFD has allocated USD214 million to 21 projects, attracting over USD420 million in additional co-financing from governments and development funds. PICs have benefited from the ADFD including the La’a Lahi Solar Facility project at Vava’u which was completed in 2013 for Tonga. There are still current projects funded from the ADFD in PICS which includes Samoa, Solomon Islands and the Republic of Marshall Islands.
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