High-Level Roundtable - Geothermal in the Global Energy Transformation: What way forward?

This High-Level Roundtable on “Geothermal in the Global Energy Transformation: What way forward?” gathered high-level representatives to examine how geothermal energy can play a role in the achievement of decarbonisation goals and in the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The event offered an opportunity to discuss how the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) can further contribute to facilitating the exchange of experiences and best practices, mobilising finance to unlock geothermal investments and providing modern and sustainable energy services for all countries.

The event was organised by IRENA under the umbrella of the GGA initiative, which was launched during COP21 in December 2015 to serve as a global platform for improved dialogue, cooperation and coordinated action among policy makers, industry, and other stakeholders. The Alliance, composed of over 70 member countries and partner institutions from across the globe, aims to improve the environment for geothermal energy development so to achieve a five-fold growth in the global installed capacity for geothermal power generation and a two-fold growth for geothermal heating by 2030.