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PM Joins World Leaders For Renewable Energy Talks In Dubai

“There is no question we are moving in the right direction, but a significant increase in the speed of transformation is critical to global development,” he said.
12 Jan 2020 11:01
PM Joins World Leaders For Renewable Energy Talks In Dubai
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be among world leaders attending the 10th Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He confirmed this to the Fiji Sun when he was on board Fiji Airways flight that flew out of the country yesterday

More than 1500 delegates and high-level participants including prime ministers, ministers, heads of international and regional organisations together with leaders from financial institutions and private sector entities would gather in Abu Dhabi for this meeting.

IRENA director general Francesco La Camera said that as the lead intergovernmental agency for the energy transformation, IRENA and its assembly, would endeavour to set in motion a decade of rapid energy sector development to ensure that renewables supported a new age of universal energy access, sustainable economic growth and climate action.

“There is no question we are moving in the right direction, but a significant increase in the speed of transformation is critical to global development,” he said.

“This assembly also marked an important moment in the agency’s evolution.

“The need for multilateral cooperation and long-term decision making has never been greater in the context of energy planning.”

The 10th Assembly he said would engage women and youth, address low-carbon investment needs, discuss climate and energy policy and explore emerging technology options, to promote actionable outcomes that advance energy transformation.

The 10th Session of the IRENA Assembly and related meetings will take place over the next couple of days in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Edited by Percy Kean

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