Promoting affordable and renewable energy for all, at 2019 Global Review of Aid for Trade

The 2019 Global Review of Aid for Trade, "Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development Through Aid for Trade", was held at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 3 to 5 July 2019. IRENA co-organised with the WTO the session "Promoting affordable and renewable energy for all: The contribution of trade and quality infrastructure to the green transition".

This session explored how countries can overcome trade and quality infrastructure obstacles to improve access to affordable and reliable renewable energy goods and services while supporting trade, economic diversification and development. As main remarks it was underlined that by strengthening trade and quality infrastructure frameworks, Aid for Trade can help countries benefit from the energy transition and growing opportunities in renewable energy.


Karsten Steinfatt, Counsellor, World Trade Organization


  • Safiya Aliyu, General Manager, Sosai Renewable Energies Company, Nigeria
  • Francisco Boshell, Analyst RE Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International
  • David Hanlon, Conformity Assessment Strategy Manager and IEC Conformity Assessment Board Secretary, International Electrotechnical Commission

Summary of the session
Press release
Video of the session