Renewables bodies establish partnership
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) have continued to develop their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Undertaking. The Undertaking sets out a general framework of cooperation between the parties and sets out areas the parties can research and develop into over the next three years.
Marianne Osterkorn, REEEP’s Director General commented:
“This document really formalises the working relationship between the two organisations and it lays out a clear roster of areas where we can collaborate productively. REEEP has a strong track record of targeting interventions on the ground and a solid regional presence so it is good to be complementing each others strengths”.
The two bodies have already joined in a joint booth at the 2011 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi – which also incorporated REN21 and IISD.
Adnan Amin as Director General or IRENA has said:
“IRENA strives to become an inclusive platform upon which governments, scientists, academia, investors and civil society can work together to build a framework to promote renewable energy. Joining forces with REEEP which has a wide membership is a first step in this direction.”
The Undertaking sets out in writing that the pair will continue to hold a common position in promoting widespread and increased adoption of renewable energy.