IRENA, REEEP join forces for renewables

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Last updated: 30 Aug 2011

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) are building a strategic partnership.

24 August 2011 IRENA, REEEP join forces to promote renewables The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) moved forward in strengthening their good working relationship and building a strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday. The MoU defines a general framework for cooperation within which both organizations can explore and implement concrete activities over the next three years. © Madmaxer According to the MoU, the two organizations will exchange information, expertise and viewpoints in order to realize potential synergies and enhance public dialogue, while also striving to implement common positions that will promote the widespread and increased adoption of renewable energy. ?This document really formalizes the working relationship between the two organizations,? said Marianne Osterkorn, REEEP?s Director General, ?and it lays out a clear roster of areas where we can collaborate productively. ? ?REEEP has a strong track record of targeted interventions on the ground, and solid regional presence, so it is good to be complementing each other?s strengths,? Dr. Osterkorn said. Director-General of IRENA Adnan Amin stated that ?IRENA strives to become an inclusive platform upon which governments, scientists, academia, investors and civil society can work together to build a framework to promote renewable energy. Joining forces with REEEP which has a wide membership is a first step in this direction.? The two leaders have engaged in a fruitful dialogue over the past months where the idea of a partnership between the two organizations took shape. Various activities have already taken place, including a joint booth at the 2011 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, along with REN21 and IISD. IRENA was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To date 148 states and the European Union signed the Statute of the Agency; amongst them are 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 17 American and 10 Australia/Oceania States. It acts as the global voice for renewable energies. REEEP is a non-profit, specialist change agent aiming to catalyze the market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries. Related: REEEP projects create a base for clean energy policies IRENA - a new catalyst for renewable energy growth
Posted: 29 August 2011, last updated 30 August 2011

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