IRENA at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2021

The annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) was an opportunity for high-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society to come together, share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition.

IRENA was invited to participate in the 7th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue organised by the German Government. It took place virtually on 16-17 March 2021 under the Motto: “Energiewende – Towards Climate Neutrality”.

The event featured a first look at IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook. The report identifies investment, policy and technology (e.g. green hydrogen) needs that lead to a climate-safe world in this decisive year ahead of COP26. 

IRENA’s participation in BETD:

  • “Virtual Green Sofa Talk", March 16th: IRENA’s Director-General, Francesco La Camera discussed the current state of the energy transition with the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director Fatih Birol.
  • “Energy Supply and the state – player or moderator?”, March 17th: IRENA Deputy Director General Gauri Singh participated in a panel discussion to explore the synergies and tensions between state-based action, private industry, and the role of regions and supranational organizations in the context of extremely fast-changing energy market environments.

For more information about BETD 2021, visit: