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ESCWA and IRENA renew cooperation agreement for five years

Beirut-New York

Beirut, 25 September 2019 (ESCWA)--Today, ESCWA and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) renewed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) they had signed on January 2015 to strengthen cooperation between them in the coming five years.
The MoU was signed by the Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Ms. Rola Dashti, and the Director-General of IRENA, Mr. Francesco La Camera, on the sidelines of the UN 74th General Assembly in New York.
By this MOU, both partners seek to promote widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy.
The MoU provides for joint activities to support Arab States in the renewable energy field, such as accelerating renewable energy deployment; collaborating with the Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies to strengthen contribution of renewable energy to climate change mitigation and adaptation; and enhancing cooperation to mobilize investments and undertake research.


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