In support of the UN Secretary General’s call for decisive climate action, IRENA has also launched a communication campaign that underpins renewable energy as a practical climate action solution. In cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Agency’s 'Lead the change. It’s possible with renewables' campaign aims to inform about the potential of renewable energy technologies and in turn encourage concrete climate action. Find more information on irena.org/itspossible and join the campaign on social media with the hashtag #ItsPossible.
Main events by IRENA
Energy Action Event (Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action - GCA)
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am– 1:00 pm
The Event will focus on the large technological and financial potential that exists in the transition to a 1.5C pathway. Participants will discuss the state of the global energy transition and reflect on pre-2020 action plans for a climate-safe energy future. The session will provide examples of business models and new scalable solutions to promote replication.
Chile Energy Day / Chilean Pavilion
Tuesday, December 10, 2 pm – 3:15 pm • IRENA session
Organized by the Chilean Ministry of Energy and supported by IRENA, the Energy Day will draw attention to strategies for carbon neutrality in the energy sector that are being implemented around the globe. As part of the Energy Day, Chile and IRENA are co-hosting a session entitled “Flexibility: The Key Enabler for the Integration of Mass Renewable Energy”. The session will identify pathways and actions policymakers can use to increase renewable energy penetration and reach carbon-neutrality in the energy sector, and the role that power system flexibility plays in achieving these goals.
Sustainable Development Goals (Energy) Roundtable
Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
IRENA, SEforAll, and UNFCCC, with the support of IEA and REN21, will host the roundtable to take stock of progress made under SDG7 and discuss outlooks for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Looking at SDG7 through the prism of climate means we must rethink how we produce, distribute and consume energy. The discussion will identify solutions, specifically focusing on electricity access, that can help accelerate action towards achieving SDG7 for a prosperous, climate-safe future for all.
Official IRENA side event
Wednesday, December 11, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The session will discuss successful examples of renewable energy strategies in NDCs that meet sustainable development and climate objectives aligned with the 1.5°C pathway. This side event will explore strategies used by countries, including Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), to deploy renewable energy and energy efficiency at scale to increase the ambition of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term low emission development strategies).
IRENA side event at NDC Partnership Pavilion
Thursday, December 12, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The session will discuss examples of ambitious NDC targets that are scalable and replicable to others.