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    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this second edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower).

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Reduce: Non-bio renewables

      G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Climate Action Power Generation Costs Costs Circular economy Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

      IRENA's annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • 世界の再生可能エネルギー展望: エネルギー変革2050 年

      本レポートでは2050 年までの気候変動に配慮した投資、エネルギー移行に必要な政策の枠組み、及び各地域が直面する課題に焦点を当てている。また、最終的に排出量をゼロにするための選択肢も探っています。

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Climate Action Energy efficiency Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy Power system structures & markets Policy Electrification Innovation Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Global Renewables Outlook: Energy transformation 2050

      This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Climate Action Energy efficiency Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy Power system structures & markets Policy Electrification Innovation Finance & investment Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

      Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Finance & investment Energy transition in end uses Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: El Salvador

      As El Salvador continues developing, renewables can stimulate local commerce and industry, help reduce electricity tariffs and improve people’s welfare.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Local value creation Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

      Oceans contain enormous untapped renewable energy potential, theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand.

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

      Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable long-term development and drive a vibrant blue economy. 

      Publications Reports Ocean Technology Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Technology & infrastructure Technology Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • النهوض بمصادر الطاقة المتجددة في البلدان النامية

      يستعرض هذا التقرير التقدم المحرز في المشاريع المدعومة من مبادرة تسهيل المشاريع للوكالة الدولية للطاقة المتجددة وصندوق أبوظبي للتنمية. وهي شراكة لتوسيع الوصول إلى الطاقة المتجددة في البلدان النامية وتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة.

      Publications Reports Socio-economic impact Energy transition
    • Wind energy: A gender perspective

      Based on a survey across the industry, this study tracks women’s employment, gender policies and perceptions of gender bias throughout the wind energy value chain.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Wind energy Technology Gender Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this third edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 8.1 million people around the world in 2015 (excluding large hydropower). This is a 5% increase from the number reported the previous year. In addition, IRENA conducted a second global estimate of large hydropower employment, showing approximately 1.3 million direct jobs in the sector.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

      The East African Rift region holds significant geothermal potential. This report offers recommendations to fast-track regional geothermal energy development.

      Publications Reports Geothermal energy Technology Local value creation Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy Benefits: Decentralised solutions in the agri-food chain

      The number of people without access to electricity is estimated at more than a billion, while almost 2.9 billion still rely on traditional, unsustainable biomass sources such as firewood for cooking and heating. About 80% of those lacking modern energy access live in rural areas, which also host more than 70% of the world’s poor.

      Publications Reports Socio-economic impact Off-grid for energy access
    • Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics

      This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides the first quantification of the macroeconomic impact of doubling the global share of renewables in the energy mix by 2030.

      Publications Reports Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Parliamentary Network
    • Renewable Energy Jobs: Status, Prospects & Policies

      With governments seeking win-win solutions to the dual challenge of high unemployment and climate change, policy makers in many countries are designing renewable energy policies that aim to create new jobs, build industries and benefit particular geo-graphic areas.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy Jobs and Access (2012)

      This report is among the first to delve into the topic of job creation in the context of rural access to energy. It presents twelve first-hand case studies which cover a range of activities, including support for the sale, installation and maintenance of small solar systems, small-scale production of improved cooking stoves, investment and training in small hydropower plants,advice to business start-ups and marketing and networking for producers.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014

      In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, according to this update on employment in the sector from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014 underlines the important role that renewables play in employment creation and growth in the global economy.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy

      With many economies facing slow growth prospects, policy makers increasingly see chances for greater income, improved trade balances, industrial development and job creation through renewable energy deployment. However, detailed evidence on these effects remains limited.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Local value creation 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Climate change and renewable energy

      Japan, holding the G20 presidency in 2019, asked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for a report on the implications of the global energy transformation for climate and sustainability in a broad sense.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Climate Action Energy efficiency Technology Targets & NDCs Policy Electrification Innovation Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
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