IRENA Council Concludes Second Meeting

14 November 2011: The Governing Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has concluded its second meeting, held from 13-14 November in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Council was attended by 142 participants from 65 Member and Observer countries.

Among other items, the Council considered the draft Work Programme and Budget for 2012 and the draft Mid-term Strategy for 2012-2015, as well as the views and recommendations from its three committees: Governance and Legal Committee; Finance Committee;  and Policy and Strategy Committee.

The Council elected the UAE as Chair and Sweden as Vice-Chair for 2012. The Council conveyed to the Second Assembly the 2012 Work Programme and Budget and the Mid-Term Strategy for its consideration. IRENA's Second Assembly will be held in January, 2012, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. [IRENA Press Release]