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

  • 11 – 12 January 2020 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Global Geothermal Alliance: Enabling Frameworks for Accelerated Geothermal Energy Development

    In the framework of the Tenth Session of IRENA Assembly, IRENA organised a thematic meeting of the Global Geothermal Alliance on 12 January 2020.

    During the meeting of the GGA, representatives from Members and Partners and other key stakeholders discussed the status of the geothermal activities undertaken under the umbrella of the Alliance as well as the challenges, experiences and possible solutions to support geothermal development at national and regional level. The activities discussed include, among others, a geothermal market assessment for electricity and direct use in Eastern Africa, capacity building on the integration of low-temperature renewable energy resources in district heating and cooling networks and the joint IGA/IRENA/World Bank project on the classification of geothermal resources in accordance with the specifications for the application of UNFC-2009 to geothermal energy resources.

    The presentations from the event are available here.

    - Global Geothermal Alliance: Updates on activities in 2019
    - Deploying UNFC Geothermal

  • 05 – 06 December 2019 | Belgrade, Serbia

    Capacity Building on the Integration of Low-Temperature Renewable Energy Sources into District Heating and Cooling Systems

    Under the umbrella of the Global Geothermal Alliance, IRENA organised a capacity building event on the “Integration of low-temperature renewable energy sources in district heating systems” in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); and back-to-back with a complementary event led by the bank on the Renewable District Energy in the Western Balkans (ReDEWeB) Programme. The event was held in the framework of the IKI project, “Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future”, and contributed to increasing the knowledge of local and national policy-makers and key stakeholders; on options and existing tools to facilitate fuel switch to low-temperature renewable energy in district heating and cooling in cities, particularly geothermal energy. The Agenda and the presentations for the event are available here.

  • 05 – 07 February 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Workshop on UNFC Geothermal Specifications in Ethiopia

    IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the World Bank co-organised a technical session with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (under the Ministry of Mines) and UN Environment. The group trained local stakeholders on the UNFC specifications to geothermal energy and gathered information for the application in pilot fields in Ethiopia. The event was organised in the framework of a project currently undertaken by IRENA, IGA and the World Bank’s ESMAP, under the umbrella of the Global Geothermal Alliance.

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