Eleventh Session of the IRENA Assembly

The 11th session of the IRENA Assembly took place in a virtual setting from 18 to 21 January 2021, with related stakeholder meetings held virtually on 13 and 14 January 2021. The sessions was live-streamed on the IRENA Assembly Live webpage. 

The event brought together Heads of State/Government, Ministers and energy decision-makers among its Membership and States-in-accession, as well as multilateral organisations, global stakeholders and private actors to reassess long-standing assumptions, perceived barriers and default decisions, and discuss the energy transition as an investment in our collective future.

A High-level Panel on Energy Transition for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery featured high-level participants including Heads of State, Ministers, heads of international and regional organisations and private actors, who shared their views on the role of the energy transition driven by renewables as a response to the pandemic and draw out strategies to simultaneously advance multiple economic, social and climate priorities.

Four Ministerial Plenary sessions took place, engaging Ministers and High-level participants on specific topics such as National Energy Planning, Finance for Renewables, Renewables and Pathway to Carbon Neutrality and Energising Healthcare.

A number of Stakeholder Engagement events was organized at the margins of the 11th IRENA Assembly that brought specific perspectives on the energy transition from parliamentarians, youth and the private sector. The main objectives included raising awareness of the importance of intensifying global efforts to accelerate the pace of the energy transition in a post-COVID recovery and exploring short- and long-term actions that can mobilise investments in the renewable energy sector.

The Assembly also considered the conclusions of the Agency’s Council meetings and provides guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.

For more information, kindly refer to the 11th Assembly Executive Overview.


10:00 - 12:30 
Member Interventions (continued)
15:00 - 17:30 
17:30 - 18:00 
18:00 - 20:30 
15:00 - 17:30 
Reports from Ministerial meetings and other events
Annual Report of the Director-General on the Implementation of the Work Programme and Budget for 2020-2021
Report of the Chair of the Council (Closed Session)
Establishment of the Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition (Closed Session)
Administrative and Institutional Matters (Closed Session)
Arrangements for the twelfth session of the Assembly (Closed Session)

Stakeholder Engagement (IRENA Pre-Assembly)