Under the agreement, the organizations will
cooperate, facilitate, and strengthen collaboration in areas to advance the
global energy transition based on renewable energy.
The wide-ranging scope of collaboration
extends to a variety of opportunities including roadmap development
prioritizing communities and regions presently lacking access to modern energy,
developing the business case for green hydrogen fuel as a major contributor for
the energy transition, jointly supporting decarbonization efforts for heat
generation and industrial processes, including hard to abate industries like
cement, steel and petrochemicals, and facilitating private sector investment in
the renewable energy sector.
“This partnership leverages and amplifies
both of our organization’s strengths to accelerate the energy transition.
Action to tackle climate change is a global imperative. Our best chance of
success is through strong partnerships with dedicated organizations. We believe
that innovative technologies are the key to combating climate change. The
energy transition is a considerable challenge which requires great change, but
offers significant potential,” said Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy.
“Partnerships are the cornerstone of
global efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals and key to the
rapid acceleration of the global energy transition. This public-private
initiative is representative of a shared a vision for a low-carbon energy
future and of a joint commitment to meaningful action,” said Francesco La
Camera, Director-General of IRENA.
Siemens Energy is a leading energy
technology company, focused on driving decarbonization. A key element of
Siemens Energy’s sustainability program, which was introduced last year, is its
target to become climate-neutral by 2030. The company aims to achieve this by
transitioning its own electricity consumption to 100 percent green energy by
2023 as well as investing in its own operations. The company’s emission
reduction targets have been scientifically verified by the renowned Science
Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
IRENA is the
lead intergovernmental agency for the global energy transformation that
supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. The
Agency serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a
centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and
financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption
and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of
sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic
growth and prosperity.