Episode 3
Accelerating renewable energy development for the future


Francesco La Camera


International Renewable Energy Agency


Is the world still on track to get on a 1.5°C pathway? In this third episode of SIEWCast, host Rachel Kelly engages Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in a conversation on how IRENA plays an important role in supporting countries transiting to a sustainable energy future.

Show Notes:

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. IRENA’s vision for Asia’s energy landscape in 2050.
  2. IRENA’s role in supporting low carbon energy transition for Asia.
  3. The race against time and other challenges to achieve a green economy.
  4. Developing a green and fair energy system for the future.
  5. The main driving force to achieve a resilient and sustainable energy future.

Key takeaways:

02:15 | Projected for ASEAN to cover two-thirds of energy demand with renewables.

03:16 | IRENA’s role in promoting renewables worldwide.

06:10 | Importance of having the right policies in place to attract investments.

07:33 | G20 international cooperation essential for a successful transition to a just and sustainable green system.

09:23 | Green hydrogen as the potential energy transition gamechanger.

10:25 | Important to accelerate using renewables and green hydrogen to drive a resilient and sustainable energy future.

Additional Resources:

Francesco La Camera Bio

IRENA’s role in energy transformation [03:16]

IRENA’s Renewables Outlook for ASEAN [02:15]

IRENA’s role in hydrogen development [09:23]

World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022 [10:25]

You can download a copy of the transcript of this episode here.

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