UAE opens IRENA headquarters in Masdar City
The new office was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's minister of foreign affairs.
“The inauguration of the IRENA headquarters in Masdar City marks an important milestone on the UAE’s successful journey to host the intergovernmental organization, which began with our bid submission seven years ago," Al Nahyan said. "Hosting IRENA in Abu Dhabi is a reflection of the UAE’s commitment to expanding access to sustainable, clean energy both domestically and internationally. We look forward to partnering closely with IRENA and countries around the world to support the further development of renewable energy and clean technologies.”
The United Arab Emirates is fast becoming a global energy leader. The nation is the location of the first intergovernmental agency in the Middle East and the headquarters is in the UAE’s most sustainable office building.