13th session of the IRENA Assembly taking stock of the global energy transition before COP28

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Thirteenth Assembly will take place this week from 14-15 January 2023, bringing together Heads of State, Ministers and energy decision-makers from multilateral organisations, global stakeholders and private actors take stock of progress and chart an action agenda to accelerate the global energy transition.
As the first annual milestone on the global energy agenda in 2023, the Assembly convenes over 1,500 high-level participants under the theme “World Energy Transitions – The Global Stocktake” to identify energy transition priorities in preparation for the UAE-hosted UN Climate Conference COP28 later in the year.
“We have a remarkable opportunity, and responsibility, to ensure that the energy decisions of today place us on a positive trajectory for sustainable development,” said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera. “The Assembly enables governments to align efforts on the building of a new energy system, delivering on the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals and on critical global priorities such as job creation, green industrial development and supply chains, energy security and universal access, among others.”
“The energy transition is not just a priority in these defining times, but a responsibility for countries, industries, and communities,” said H.E. Raj Kumar Singh, India’s Cabinet Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy and President-Designate of the 13th IRENA Assembly. “India continues to advance visible action towards its strong commitment. We look forward to facilitating discussions on the trajectory of the energy transition in preparation for the Global Stocktake process.”