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IRENA highlighting geothermal's role for food security and heating & cooling

By District Energy posted 01-14-2019 00:00


Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy


H.E. Olafur R. Grimsson at the GGA, IRENA meeting, Jan. 2019 (Photo: IRENA)

During the 9th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a side event by the Global Geothermal Alliance provided a great opportunity to share notes on ongoing dialogue and cooperation of the different partners to the Alliance.  With the initial concept of the alliance introduced at the Climate Summit gathered by the UN Secretary-General in September 2014, the Alliance was launched a year after at COP21 in Paris as a global platform for enhanced dialogue, cooperation and coordinated action among policy-makers and key geothermal stakeholders. The Initiative currently brings together 46 members and 35 partner institutions.

The Alliance, coordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has the aspirational goal to achieve a five-fold growth in the installed capacity of geothermal power and to double the share of geothermal heat by 2030. The initiative seeks to realise this, amongst other things, through customised advice and exchange of insights and experience among key stakeholders.

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