IRENA at the World Future Energy Summit 2023

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) serves as a global platform for advancing sustainable development. Commencing with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, the week convenes a diverse gathering of policymakers, industry specialists, technological innovators, and emerging leaders in sustainability. Through a variety of initiatives and events, ADSW aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, implementation of strategies, and provision of solutions to drive progress towards sustainable development. The week will feature a series of high-level sessions focused on the key priorities for sustainable development, in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

As part of the week's proceedings, IRENA will host and actively participate in a number of World Future Energy Summit events taking place between January 16-18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Additionally, IRENA will be represented at an exhibition stand located in the main hall at the Atrium entrance.

See IRENA's events at ADSW 2023 here.

IRENA's Events at ADSW 2023

IRENA Pavillion
13:00 - 14:30
Power System Re-Structuring: The Dual Procurement Proposal
Panel discussion on re-structuring power systems for the energy transition, introducing a dual procurement-type concept.
14:45 – 15:45
Accelerating Energy Transition in Southeast Asia
Identifying key barriers to the transition, and exploring how policies and financial solutions can serve to attract more investment to achieve the ASEAN region’s ambitious renewable energy goals.
Accelerating Net-Zero Ambitions through Decarbonisation of Industrial Value Chains (IRENA Alliance for Industry Decarbonisation)
High-level global experts share their insights on the realisation of decarbonisation strategies, and the development of innovative technologies and enablers through six key pillars for industry.
IRENA Pavillion
11:00 - 12:20
Renewable Energy for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Discussing challenges and opportunities for renewables in the context of food and water security, as well as practical experiences showcasing the importance of the food-water-energy nexus.
15:00 – 16:00
Presentation of IRENA’s Project Facilitation Tools (CIP, ETAF)
IRENA’s project facilitation initiatives aim to support the deployment of renewable energy projects by assisting project developers to secure financing more efficiently.
Capital Suite 7
10:00 - 10:30
Media Roundtable
13:00 - 14:30
Solving the Green Hydrogen Deadlock and Reaching FID
Identifying data gaps in the green hydrogen sector to facilitate the means to kickstart a hydrogen transition involving off-takers, supply-side stakeholders, policy makers and the finance sector.
IRENA Pavillion
10:30 - 11:15
Delivering on the Needs of Young People for the Energy Transition
Co-organised with the 2023 Student Energy Summit
SES 2023 will be a key activity in the run-up to COP28, providing an opportunity for capacity building and education for young people entering the energy sector.
14:00 - 15:30
IRENA Youth Action Showcase
Addressing the unique challenges and impacts young people face in terms of access to energy and the climate crisis by bringing together policymakers, financiers, project developers and young people to work on solutions to achieve climate goals.
Capital Suite 7
12:30 - 13:00
Launching the second Arab Youth Toolkit: Green Skills
Co-organised with the Arab Youth Center
Introducing the second Arab Youth Toolkit on green skills - a guide to support Arab youth in achieving their climate action goals.