Activities of the 7th Session of the General Assembly of the International Agency for Renewable Energy (ARENA) were concluded today, Sunday 17th Rabi II, 1438H (January 15th, 2017G,) In the Capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. HE the President of K.A.CARE, Dr. Waleed Abulfaraj headed the Saudi delegate Where 1100 governmental and private delegates from 158 States, 140 International organizations and more that 70 ministers, 40 MPs and 50 international speakers participated in said meetings with a comprehensive agreement emphasizing the call to simulate investment in the renewable energy globally.
The General assembly stressed, two days round, the necessity of increasing investment in the renewable energy sector and doubling projects throughout the world so as leading to accelerate the deployment of renewal energy solutions especially with the decline of the costs of supplies and tools of renewable energy significantly mainly the solar energy, and that the sources of renewable energy are now gaining growing acceptance in various fields necessitating accelerating the pace of transformation in the energy sector and expanding its scope in the reduction of carbon emissions and contributing to the upgrading of the quality of life, providing work opportunities, achieving development goals and ensuring a cleaner and more prosperous future, knowing that working on the development of the new system of the energy sector requires accelerating the pace of current efforts in a number of countries to avoid carbon emissions.
Irena, founded in January 26, 2009G in Bonn city of Germany aims at encouraging the use of renewable energy sources around the world. The Agency's headquarters is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and 150 States joined its membership so far and 27 States are in the phase of joining it. The Agency seeks to become the main driving force in encouraging States to the rapid transition towards the widespread and sustainable use of renewable energy globally.
It is worth mentioning that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking, in light of its vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program, to introduce other resources of energy of which are solar, wind power, geothermal energy and waste energy. KA..CARE has carried out a number of steps in this scope of which Atlas Resources of renewable energy (rratla.energy.gov.sa) as well as a number of existing projects in partnerships with other sectors amongst which the General Establishment for Water Desalination for the purpose of desalinating water by solar thermal energy technologies and wind power; Also K.A.CARE is coordinating with the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the main partners to manage the Renewable Energy Program in the Kingdom according to the plans of projects and programs approved in the National Transformation Program.