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11 Jan 2018

Belarus to attend Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency

MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) - Mikhail Malashenko, Deputy Chairman of the State Standardization Committee, Director of the Energy Efficiency Department, will participate in the eighth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which will be held in Abu Dhabi on 13-14 January, BelTA learned from the website of the Energy Efficiency Department.

The assembly will examine IRENA'S medium-term strategy, the work program and budget for 2018-2022. The program will feature the ministerial-level roundtables “Promoting global energy transformation: increasing investment in renewable energy” and “Innovation for energy transformation: electric transport”.

“The eighth session of the IRENA Assembly will provide a timely and unique opportunity to discuss the steps to accelerate the global energy transformation to the next level and ways that the IRENA can best support the transition to a sustainable energy future,” the message on the website reads.

The IRENA Assembly serves as a strategic global platform to discuss the opportunities to promote renewable energy sources (RES) at the national, regional and international levels. RES are competitive compared with conventional energy sources. The efforts to tackle climate change and active steps to meet the Sustainable Development Goals have given a further impetus to the development of RES.

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