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    • Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

      Energy transition investments in the wake of COVID-19 can pave the way for equitable, inclusive and resilient economies.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Finance & investment Energy transition in end uses Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2019

      The sixth edition of the series highlights employment trends in renewables worldwide, noting increasing diversification of the supply chain.      

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2021

      This Special Edition of the report on Labour and Policy Perspectives, in collaboration with the ILO, presents the status of employment in 2020 and discusses the policy framework required for a just transition.

      Publications Reports CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Collaborative Frameworks Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this second edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower).

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

      IRENA's annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017

      This report presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact Parliamentary Network
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014

      In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, according to this update on employment in the sector from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014 underlines the important role that renewables play in employment creation and growth in the global economy.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

      This Commission Report analyses the geopolitical implications of the accelerating global shift to renewables. It is the culmination of deliberations by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. 

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Geopolitics Geopolitics
    • Wind energy: A gender perspective

      Based on a survey across the industry, this study tracks women’s employment, gender policies and perceptions of gender bias throughout the wind energy value chain.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Wind energy Technology Gender Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs (2013)

      Over 5.7 million people are employed directly or indirectly in renewable energy – a figure that could triple by 2030 with the scale-up needed to ensure global energy sustainability. As policy makers look beyond energy security and environmental aspects, the comprehensive Renewable Energy and Jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines wider socio-economic benefits, and specifically job creation.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2018

      Renewable energy jobs grew 5.3% in 2017, with the total surpassing 10 million worldwide. IRENA's annual review presents the status of employment by technology and in selected countries.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy Jobs: Status, Prospects & Policies

      With governments seeking win-win solutions to the dual challenge of high unemployment and climate change, policy makers in many countries are designing renewable energy policies that aim to create new jobs, build industries and benefit particular geo-graphic areas.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

      This report examines the question of gender equity throughout sector. Building on a ground-breaking survey, it finds that much remains to be done to boost women’s participation and allow talents to be fully utilised.  

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Gender Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016

      Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this third edition, IRENA estimates that renewable energy employed 8.1 million people around the world in 2015 (excluding large hydropower). This is a 5% increase from the number reported the previous year. In addition, IRENA conducted a second global estimate of large hydropower employment, showing approximately 1.3 million direct jobs in the sector.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Renewable Energy Jobs and Access (2012)

      This report is among the first to delve into the topic of job creation in the context of rural access to energy. It presents twelve first-hand case studies which cover a range of activities, including support for the sale, installation and maintenance of small solar systems, small-scale production of improved cooking stoves, investment and training in small hydropower plants,advice to business start-ups and marketing and networking for producers.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

      This report guides policy makers to stay on the the 1.5°C path to 2050, explores the socio-economic impacts of the transition and suggests ways to speed progress towards universal access to clean energy.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Global Climate Action Collaborative Frameworks CF Critical Materials Energy transition Off-grid for energy access Targets & NDCs Policy Carbon capture Critical materials
    • Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

      The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the geopolitical drivers and potential consequences of the development of clean hydrogen value chains.

      Publications Reports CF Geopolitics Climate Action Collaborative Frameworks Geopolitics Hydrogen Technology Green hydrogen Policy
    • The changing role of hydropower: Challenges and opportunities

      This report is aimed at policy makers and hydropower practitioners to raise awareness among IRENA stakeholders regarding hydropower’s perceived challenges and needs, and to serve as a catalyst for debate in the context of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower.

      Publications Reports CF Hydropower Collaborative Frameworks Hydrogen
    • Scaling up investments in ocean energy technologies

      This brief from the Collaborative Framework for Ocean Energy Technologies and Offshore Renewables provides options for scaling up investments in ocean energy, focusing on tidal stream and wave energy technologies.

      Publications Reports CF Offshore Renewables Collaborative Frameworks Energy transition Ocean
    • Geopolitics of the energy transition: Energy security

      This report, developed under the IRENA Collaborative Framework on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, provides new analysis to elicit informed and constructive dialogue on the evolving nature of energy security in the era of renewables.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Geopolitics Energy transition Geopolitics
    • International co-operation to accelerate green hydrogen deployment

      This report from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen assesses progress in green hydrogen deployment, including the development of green hydrogen supply and demand structures.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Green Hydrogen Energy transition Hydrogen
    • Renewable energy and jobs: Annual review 2023

      This tenth edition of IRENA’s Renewable energy and jobs: Annual review, provides the latest data on renewable energy employment worldwide, as well as analysis of prevailing deployment trends and policy contexts.

      Publications Reports CF Just & Inclusive Energy Transition Collaborative Frameworks Energy transition Energy & jobs Socio-economic impact
    • Geopolitics of the Energy Transition: Critical Materials

      Geopolitics of the energy transition: Critical materials provides comprehensive insights into the significance of critical materials, examining their associated geopolitical implications and offering recommendations for a sustainable and efficient global energy transition.

      Publications Reports Collaborative Frameworks CF Geopolitics Geopolitics Energy transition
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