Global Leaders Gather to Move Paris Agreement from Negotiation to Action
Government officials from more than 150 countries and representatives from 140 international organisations will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow for the opening of the sixth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As the first intergovernmental meeting after the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, the Assembly will bring together energy leaders to set the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the ongoing global energy transition. “The Paris Agreement set a long-term vision for the deep reduction of global emissions and the need to decarbonise the energy sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “The IRENA Assembly must now take the next steps and establish a blueprint for action to meet our climate goals and set the world on a path to a sustainable energy future.”….