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    • 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
    • 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
    • Events

      Advancing renewables-based clean cooking solutions

      To facilitate knowledge sharing on scaling up adoption, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) organised a series of virtual knowledge exchange webinars in partnership with leading institutions focusing on different solutions, including bioethanol, biodigesters, and electric cooking.

    • Events

      Kenya APRA Consultation Workshop

      The workshop discussed Kenya’s national priorities and energy transitions ecosystem to accelerate Kenya’s Energy Transition to reach net-zero sooner.

    • How Solar Power Improves Coffee Farming in Southern Philippines

      The I-PURE Kalamansig Sustainable Coffee Production project in Philippines seeks to promote the adoption of renewable energy solutions in the agricultural sector and inspire other agricultural communities to exercise sustainable practices.

      News Articles Energy transition Socio-economic impact Solar energy
    • In Rural Malaysia, Local Communities Are Empowered to Develop and Maintain Renewable Power

      A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) titled Socio-economic footprint of the energy transition: Southeast Asia indicates that the success of a just and inclusive energy transition in the region depends on how local workforces are empowered to actively participate in the decarbonisation of the economy.

      News Articles Energy transition Socio-economic impact Solar energy
    • 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
    • These are the top clean energy sector trends this year

      S&P Global has identified key trends in the renewable energy sector this year, as the industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic and supply chain disruption.

      News IRENA in the News Energy transition Socio-economic impact Energy efficiency The National
    • Renewable energy is charging ahead

      Renewable energy has seen considerable growth in recent years, but there is a long way to go to achieve a clean energy future that averts the worst effects of the climate crisis.

      News IRENA in the News Energy transition Socio-economic impact Scientific American
    • Women in Renewables Can Be Agents of Change

      Leveraging women’s participation as change agents can encourage, influence, and speed up the energy transformation.

      News Articles Energy transition Gender Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • IRENA DG Visits DRE-based Livelihood Projects in India

      On February 6, 2023, during his mission to India, IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera led a delegation to the village of Narayanpura near Bangalore where he saw first-hand a wide range of energy access solutions run by non-profit organisation SELCO Foundation.

      News Articles Socio-economic impact Local value creation Renewable energy for cities
    • Could the Energy Transition Benefit Africa's Economies?

      The energy transition, with its systematic shift to renewable energy needs to be understood not as a burden impost on the world’s most vulnerable people, but as a vast opportunity to improve livelihoods across Africa in ways that transcend purely economic benefits.

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