High-Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance: Working Together to Promote Geothermal Energy Towards a Sustainable Energy Future11-12 September 2017 in Florence, Italy

The first high-level conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance took place on 11 September 2017 in Florence, Italy. The meeting was attended by 230 high-level public, intergovernmental, non-governmental and senior private sector representatives. Under the terms of the ‘Florence Declaration’ – an outcome of the meeting – governments reaffirmed the commitment to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world.

Agenda, presentations, and pictures of the conference are available here

  • 20 May – 03 June 2022 | Virtual

    Renewable Energy Solutions for District Heating in Mongolia

    In the framework of IRENA’s support to Mongolia for the development of a Strategic Heating and Cooling Plan (SHCP), the Agency, organised capacity building workshops to share global best practices for the development of renewable based district heating systems, with the Mongolian stakeholders.

    Workshop 1: 20 May 2022

    Strategic heating and cooling planning.

    Presentations and recording available here.

    Workshop 2: 3 June 2022

    Enabling framework conditions and addressing technical barriers

    Presentations and recording available here.

  • 23 September 2021 |

    Geothermal District Heating and Cooling

    In the framework of the International Conference on Smart Energy Systems, and under the umbrella of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) wishes to collaborate with the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) to co-organise a virtual event to promote the deployment of geothermal energy for heating and cooling. The event will promote the development of district energy networks as a means to increase the share of renewables, including geothermal energy in the heating of building and the supply of domestic hot water. It will facilitate sharing of experiences and best practices as well as highlighting supportive tools, methodologies and options.

  • 11 August 2021 |

    Scaling-up geothermal direct use for industrial applications in Latin America

    In the framework of the Global Geothermal Alliance, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through the Programme on Geothermal Heat Utilization for Industrial Processes in the SICA member countries (GEO II) co-organised a webinar on geothermal direct use in Latin America, with a focus on direct use applications in the agri-food, industrial and urban sectors.

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