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    • World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023: 1.5°C Pathway, Volume 2

      This second volume of the 2023 Outlook, based on IRENA’s macro-econometric modelling work, provides policymakers with insights into how economic activity, employment and wellbeing may be affected under the 1.5°C pathway, compared to current policy settings.

      Publications Reports Energy transition
    • Socio-economic footprint of the energy transition: South Africa

      This report builds on the analysis presented in IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook to support energy transition planning and informed policy making in South Africa, and calls for a comprehensive policy framework that can advance the transition whilst safeguarding people, livelihoods and jobs.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Socio-economic impact
    • Socio-economic footprint of the energy transition: Egypt

      This report explores the potential socio-economic impacts of the energy transition in Egypt, and shows that a successful, just and inclusive energy transition in Egypt can bring about a brighter, more prosperous and healthier future for its citizens.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Socio-economic impact
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Honduras

      This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA), developed in co-operation with the Honduran Energy Secretariat (SEN), identifies key barriers and solutions to meet Honduras’ targets for renewable energy development and expansion.

      Publications Reports Renewable potential assessment Energy transition
    • Offshore wind energy: Patent insight report

      This joint report by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) uses patent statistics to explore innovation trends in the offshore wind supply chain, revealing key technological developments in the industry.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Energy efficiency Wind energy
    • Scaling up renewable energy investments in West Africa

      This brief identifies key recommendations and subsequent action points for scaling up renewable energy investments in West Africa, covering various policy, financial and technical dimensions, and emphasising the immense opportunities and advantages that renewable energy can bring to the region.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Coalition for Action
    • Renewable energy and jobs: Annual review 2023

      This tenth edition of IRENA’s Renewable energy and jobs: Annual review, provides the latest data on renewable energy employment worldwide, as well as analysis of prevailing deployment trends and policy contexts.

      Publications Reports CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Collaborative Frameworks Energy transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable energy benefits: Leveraging local capacity for small-scale hydropower

      This latest edition of the IRENA Leveraging local capacity series explores the dynamic world of small-scale hydropower, offering insights into how this renewable energy source can be harnessed to spur economic growth and job creation, and enhance the well-being of communities.

      Publications Reports Socio-economic impact Local value creation Hydropower
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Bosnia and Herzegovina

      This Renewables Readiness Assessment aims to support Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path towards integrating a higher share of renewable energy, and diversifying its national energy mix to align with its energy and climate ambitions.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Energy transition
    • Renewable energy market analysis: Mano River Union region

      This report analyses the energy sector landscape in the Mano River Union (MRU) region, discussing opportunities and solutions to scale-up renewable energy adoption in support of the region’s energy and socio-economic development goals.

      Publications Reports Policy Energy transition
    • Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023

      The 2023 edition of an annual collaboration between the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions assesses progress toward meeting international climate goals.

      Publications Reports Climate Action Energy transition
    • Enabling frameworks for offshore wind scale up: Innovations in permitting

      This brief from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables presents actionable solutions to address permitting bottlenecks and accelerate related processes for scaling up offshore wind deployment.

      Publications Reports CF Offshore Renewables Ocean Wind energy
    • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2022

      IRENA’s global renewable power generation costs study shows that the competitiveness of renewables continued to improve despite rising materials and equipment costs in 2022.

      Reports Publications Costs Energy transition Power Generation Costs
    • Finding common ground for a just energy transition: Labour and employer perspectives

      A just energy transition – in which no one is left behind – is critical to ensure broad social acceptance of the profound changes the transition entails. This Coalition for Action brief captures the concerns, insights and recommendations of trade unions and energy sector employers on how the energy transition can develop in a just manner for all.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Energy & jobs Coalition for Action
    • Firm capacity in Central America: Definitions and implications for variable renewable energy

      Firm capacity assesses the contribution of a power plant to meeting demand during critical conditions. This report explores the key factors that affect the estimation of a more equitable firm capacity valuation in Central America that reflects the financial viability of variable renewable energy projects, providing experiences and best practices from regional and international perspectives.

      Publications Reports Energy transition
    • Towards a Circular Steel Industry

      Achieving a circular steel sector requires improved material and process efficiency; increased steel recycling; and the adoption of renewable energy sources for steel production. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities associated with improving circularity in the sector.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Circular economy
    • Geopolitics of the Energy Transition: Critical Materials

      Geopolitics of the energy transition: Critical materials provides comprehensive insights into the significance of critical materials, examining their associated geopolitical implications and offering recommendations for a sustainable and efficient global energy transition.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Geopolitics Geopolitics Energy transition
    • Socio-economic footprint of the energy transition: Southeast Asia

      This report explores the potential socio-economic impacts of the energy transition in Southeast Asia. It shows that an ambitious energy transition will deliver a broad range of beneficial socio-economic outcomes for the region.

      Publications Reports Energy transition Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable energy statistics 2023

      This statistical publication presents renewable energy statistics for the last decade (2012-2022).

      Publications Data Statistics Energy transition
    • World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023: 1.5°C Pathway

      This first volume of the 2023 Outlook provides an overview of progress by tracking implementation and gaps across all energy sectors, and identifies priority areas and actions based on available technologies that must be realised by 2030 to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century.

      Publications Reports Energy transition
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