What is the IREC?

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IRECs (International Renewable Energy Conferences)
The International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government every two years. It provides a forum for policy and decision makers to exchange on renewable energy national and regional developments. KIREC is the first IREC to have a dedicated track on cities given the central roles cities play in renewable energy uptake and their importance in implementing national policies. The IREC consists of high-level plenary sessions, interactive parallel sessions and plenty of time to network and learn.

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  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Delhi, India
  • Washington, United States of America
  • Beijing, China


Country Mexico City, Mexico
Dates 11-13 September 2017
  • Policy/Finance
  • Electricity sector & Infrastructure
  • Heating & Cooling Transport
  • Energy Access/Local value creation
  • Technology Innovations
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Country Cape Town, South Africa
Dates 4-7 October 2015
  • Renewable Energy Utilization for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
  • A Framework for Energy Conversion in Africa and the World Using Renewable Energy
  • Enhanced access to renewable energy value chain and energy
  • Publishing of 'SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Report' with REN21 and UNIDO
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Country Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dates 15-17 January 2013
  • Release Key Reports (REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, Executive Summary of the Middle East and North Africa Status Report)
  • Report on the activities of REN21 Cooperative Organizations
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Country Delhi, India
Dates 27-29 October 2010
  • Ensuring technological and policy accessibility to renewable energy
  • Introduction to the Delhi International Action Programme
  • Discussions on actions to reduce and adapt to climate change
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Country Washington, United States of America
Dates 4-6 March 2008
  • Efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels
  • Eliminate barriers to export of clean technology
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Country Beijing, China
Dates 7-8 November 2005
  • Discussion on the activation of renewable energy
  • Build a technology infrastructure and increase the effectiveness of market operations
  • International efforts to vitalize renewable energy in developing countries
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