Shura Council Partakes in Parliamentary Forum in the Work of the 13th Session of the IRENA Assembly

12 January 2023

Tomorrow, Friday, the Shura Council will participate in the forum " Legislators in IRENA", which will take place at the 13th session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which will begin next Saturday in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, and last two days, under the theme " World energy transition – the global stocktake

", in the presence of a number of specialists and decision makers in the field of energy.

The Shura Council is represented in the event that seeks to assess operational plans and policies and highlight the transformative actions in the field of energy, HE Mr. Ahmad bin Hitmi AL-Hitmi, a member of the Council.

The Legislators' Forum is to discuss new opportunities that could arise from potential partnerships in creating local value chains, stimulating decarbonization of industries, creating new jobs and ensuring greater social equity, with a view to providing a more sustainable energy transition through international cooperation.

On the other hand, the work of the 13th Session of the Assembly and related meetings will include a number of themes related to Renewable Energy, Enhancing Energy Sustainability Efforts and Achieving a Sustainable Future, Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions for Remote and Isolated communities, and Catalyzing Local Financing for Renewable Energy Projects.

The plenary session of the Assembly will also address the Global Energy Transition Assessment, while the theme "Offshore Wind as a Key Solution to the Climate and Energy Security Crisis".

In addition, the plenary session of the Assembly will review a number of reports; will be interspersed with ministerial roundtable discussions on Decarbonization of Shipping, the Role of Ports in Addressing Supply, Demand and Trade of Renewable-based Fuels, and other topics.

It is noteworthy that the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the highest decision-making body of the Agency, as a strategic global platform for comprehensive and diverse discussions on all aspects of energy transition, with 168 members; the State of Qatar joined the Agency in 2010.