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2020 General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Legislators play a key role in upscaling renewable energy. This was the major subject of a very focused discussion at this year’s IRENA Legislators Forum. Sessions covered interventions from Ministers and Experts on policies to support the deployment of renewable energy and measures to improve women’s engagement in the renewables sector.

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Parliamentary Breakfast at COP25

Transforming the system of energy production, leaving behind the age of fossil fuels and entering an era of producing energy with clean, renewable sources is not only economically feasible but socially and environmentally indispensable. Furthermore, in the face of anthropogenic climate change it is morally imperative particularly for the industrialised

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Policy Brief: “Leveraging climate finance for the Global South. Context and tools – a brief overview”

A massive scaling up of renewable energies and the related climate finance on a global level is necessary to meet the 1.5°C limit from the Paris Agreement. This new policy brief discuses the existing climate finance tools and the economic specifics of the global south and distinguished between the characteristics of domestic and international finance. Additionally, it will give a prospect of new finance possibilities in the near future.

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High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy & Clean Cooking

In November 2019, the GRC co-hosted a High-Level Policy Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone to deepen discussions on specific technical and political areas of relevance for the uptake of renewable energy and clean cooking. It convened political decision makers from the Mano River Union (Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea). The long-term purpose of this policy dialogue is the development of a joint roadmap for accelerating renewable energy and clean cooking in the MRU countries. This conference marks the starting point of an ongoing legislative dialogue on the rapid deployment of renewable energy solutions in the region.

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What role will European citizens play in the Green New Deal

Unleashing the transformative power of Community Energy in Europe How energy communities operate and what is needed to unleash the full potential of community energy in Europe was  discussed among some 25 Parliamentarians and experts during a breakfast at the European Parliament on November 5, 2019 Addressing climate change and

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