WMO-IRENA joint publication on ''2022 Year in Review: Climate-driven Global Renewable Energy Potential Resources and Energy Demand''

WMO-IRENA Joint Publication

2022 Year in Review: Climate-driven Global Renewable Energy Potential Resources and Energy Demand


Link to the Publication: https://library.wmo.int/idurl/4/68576

See the story of the report here

Launch event: 3 December 2023, 6-7pm Abu Dhabi time at IRENA pavilion. 



The proposed side event will serves as a platform to launch the joint publication by IRENA and WMO, providing both a high-level and technical overview of the report. This 1-hour event will present the report's crucial findings, offering a detailed presentation of its technical aspects and fostering a discussion around its key messages through a high-level panel discussion, featuring perspectives from both WMO and IRENA.

The objectives of this event are as follows:

  • Raise awareness about the report and underscore the pioneering role of WMO and IRENA in the fields of climate change, climate variability, and renewable energies.
  • Enhance understanding of climate drivers and their interactions with renewable resources (wind, solar and hydropower) and energy demand, emphasizing their vital role in bolstering the resilience of energy transition and systems.
  • Highlight the necessity of adapting market structures to play a central role in providing the required flexibility during the transitional phase from centralized to decentralized power systems.
  • Emphasize the significance of comprehensive and systematic energy data collection and sharing to enhance knowledge and understanding of how climate variability and change impact energy supply and demand.




Structure of Event:


Session moderated by:  Ms Elizabeth Press, IRENA

10 min

Opening/Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
  • Prof. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, WMO
  • Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, WMO President (UAE)

10 min

Technical presentation about the report

  •      Ms Roberta Boscolo, Energy and Climate lead, WMO

30 min

Panel discussion

  • Dr. Imen Gherboudj, Senior Research Scientist, IRENA
  • Dr. Carlo Buontempo, director, Copernicus C3S
  • Dr. Tobias Fuchs, Director DWD, Germany
  • Dr Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP
  • Mr Sergio Mendez, Itaipu Binacional hydropower, Paraguay

5 min

Q&A with Audience and all panellists

2 min

Wrap up (Moderator)