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Socio-economic Footprint of the Energy Transition: Japan

This report shows that a comprehensive and more ambitious energy transformation in tune with Paris Climate Agreement goals supports economic growth and social well-being.

  • September 2022
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Japan

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2022

This report provides the latest estimates of renewable energy employment globally.

  • September 2022
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewable Energy for Agriculture: Insights from Southeast Asia

This report examines the role of renewables in meeting growing energy needs in the agriculture sector in an inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner.

  • June 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English

Towards a Prosperous and Sustainable Africa

This joint report by RES4AFRICA, IRENA and UNECA calls for enhanced co-operation to accelerate SDGs in Africa and support a just and inclusive energy transition.

  • February 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English

Fostering Livelihoods with Decentralised Renewable Energy: An Ecosystems Approach

This brief discusses the ’ecosystem’ necessary for linking electricity services through decentralised renewable energy with people’s livelihoods.

  • January 2022
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  • Power, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2021

This Special Edition of the report on Labour and Policy Perspectives, in collaboration with the ILO, presents the status of employment in 2020 and discusses the policy framework required for a just transition.

  • October 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English

Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

  • September 2021
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  • Benefits, Policy
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  • English, French
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  • Burkina Faso

Bracing for Climate Impact: Renewables as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

This report discusses the benefits of renewables-based adaptation and illustrates the importance of renewable energy within an integrated mitigation-adaptation approach to climate action.

  • August 2021
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English, French

Trading into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets

The latest publication from IRENA and WTO draws on the development and implementation of a quality infrastructure for trade in renewable energy technologies.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. The report also highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heaters.

  • July 2021
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  • Benefits, Heating & Cooling
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  • English