The 12th session of the IRENA Assembly will take place in a virtual setting from 15 to 16 January 2022 in Abu Dhabi, with related stakeholder and ministerial meetings held on 13 and 14 January 2022. The sessions will be live-streamed on the IRENA Assembly Live webpage.
The IRENA Assembly will bring together Heads of State/Government, Ministers and energy decision-makers among its Membership and States-in-Accession, as well as multilateral organisations, global stakeholders and private actors to reassess long-standing assumptions, perceived barriers and default decisions, and discuss the energy transition as an investment in our collective future. The Opening will feature a high-level meeting on the follow-up of COP26 and High-level Dialogues on Energy outcomes aligned with the Assembly theme “Energy Transition: From Commitments to Action”.
Furthermore, ministerial roundtables and high-level events will focus on pressing issues of energy transition such as the geopolitics of green hydrogen, adaptation, finance and investment, just and inclusive transition, renewables in end-use sectors and latest developments on sources such as geothermal energy. A ministerial event on Africa and Small Island Developing States will also be convened to allow for an exchange of perspectives among countries that are most impacted by climate change