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WBA joins IRENA Coalition for Action

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) has joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, a key international network for the global energy transformation. "By joining the coalition, WBA and IRENA can work more closely in promoting bioenergy and to address the various techno socio and economic issues related to bioenergy and renewables development,” says Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, WBA.

In January 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and 35 industry and civil society organisations in renewable energy from around the world signed a Joint Statement on Forming a Coalition for Action to Bolster Public Support for Renewable Energy.

In 2018, the IRENA Coalition for Action had grown to 77 members including private companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and international organizations.

“Bioenergy is the largest renewable energy source globally and WBA is the leading global voice for the bioenergy community. By teaming up with IRENA Coalition for Action, WBA can increase the prominence of bioenergy and communicate the multiple benefits of sustainable bioenergy development effectively,” says Bharadwaj V Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association (WBA).

The Coalition forms a key international network to discuss industry trends, share knowledge and exchange best practices for the global energy transformation. Currently, the Coalition for Action operates through the following work streams:

  • Business & Investors Working Group – Scaling up RE Investments
  • Sub Group Community Energy
  • Communication Working Group
  • Towards 100% Renewable Energy

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