ABU DHABI, The 12th session of the IRENA Assembly will take place in a virtual setting from 15 to 16 January 2022 in Abu Dhabi, with related stakeholder and ministerial meetings held on 13 and 14 January 2022. The sessions will be live-streamed on the IRENA Assembly Live webpage.

The IRENA Assembly will bring together Heads of State/Government, Ministers and energy decision-makers among its Membership and States-in-Accession, as well as multilateral organisations, global stakeholders and private actors to reassess long-standing assumptions, perceived barriers and default decisions, and discuss the energy transition as an investment in our collective future. The Opening will feature a high-level meeting on the follow-up of COP26 and High-level Dialogues on Energy outcomes aligned with the Assembly theme "Energy Transition: From Commitments to Action".

Furthermore, ministerial roundtables and high-level events will focus on pressing issues of energy transition such as the geopolitics of green hydrogen, adaptation, finance and investment, just and inclusive transition, renewables in end-use sectors and latest developments on sources such as geothermal energy. A ministerial event on Africa and Small Island Developing States will also be convened to allow for an exchange of perspectives among countries that are most impacted by climate change A number of Stakeholder Engagement events will be organised virtually at the margins of the 12th IRENA Assembly that will bring specific perspectives on the energy transition from parliamentarians, youth and the private sector.

The Assembly will also consider the conclusions of the Agency’s Council meetings and provides guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.

Source: Emirates News Agency