Engagement with Parliamentarians
Parliamentarians have a crucial role in shaping energy and environmental policy. To do this effectively, however, they need concise information and clearly articulated policy arguments and recommendations.
Targeted information on renewables, combined with insights and experience drawn from countries around the world, helps to make informed decisions on draft laws and budgets, as well as to formulate policies for a sustainable energy future. Key data and insights also help to bolster public support and build consensus on renewable energy deployment.
Parliamentarians are well placed to raise awareness, both among their constituents and in the broader public sphere. Often, they are among the first to hear local concerns that need to be addressed to make specific policies or projects viable.
By providing parliamentarians with evidence-based data and talking points, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) helps them to amplify their influence, whether in the executive branch, among regional and local stakeholders, or in the private sector and civil society. Dialogue with parliamentarians around the world, meanwhile, generates further insights.
IRENA continues to expand its engagement with members of parliament and other legislators globally, disseminating relevant and up-to-date information, establishing an active network of renewable energy champions, and facilitating exchanges of information and best practices.
IPU Resolution on renewable energy
178 Parliaments unanimously adopted on 28 March 2018 at the 138th IPU Assembly, a resolution to promote the uptake of renewable energy entitled ‘Engaging the private sector in implementing the SDGs, especially on renewable energy’.
Legislator's Point of View