According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the organisations, the parties will work to boost the uptake of renewable energy by supporting upscaling of renewable technology deployment as well as regional dialogue and cross-border cooperation.
“With the new cooperation agreement, we will be even more equipped to support the Contracting Parties in the transition to a carbon-neutral energy future. Together, we will help to unlock new renewables investments, also by building the capacities of local communities and citizens to implement renewable energy projects”, underscored Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.
According to the press release, sharing information between the organisations on topics such as the socio-economic benefits of renewables and the energy transition will be another key outcome of the MoU.
“No country or region can achieve its decarbonisation goals in isolation. Cooperation is the cornerstone of the energy transition and is absolutely critical to the realisation of climate and sustainable development goals”, noted Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA.
“With these principles in mind, IRENA looks forward to working closely with The Energy Community under this agreement and codeveloping ways to accelerate the pace of transition bringing widespread socio-economic benefits to South-East Europe”, he added.