The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are intensifying their cooperation. On 23rd September 2021, IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GIZ Board Member Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven signed a cooperation agreement to further increase common engagement. Main areas of cooperation are the promotion of the energy transition, supporting investment in renewable energy and a global green economy in pursuit of promoting sustainable development.
GET.transform, part of the European multi-donor programme GET.pro which is hosted by GIZ, welcomes the agreement as a consolidation and expansion of the existing partnership. Together with IRENA and as a partner of their Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) Network, GET.transform has hosted a series of peer-to-peer exchanges on long-term energy planning. The series, which was also supported by UN ECLAC, contributed to strengthening energy scenario capabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
GET.transform looks forward to further advancing the development and use of scenarios together with IRENA, and thus to advance the energy transformation, particularly across GET.transform focus regions Latin America and Africa.
Find more information about the agreement at: irena.org