It is a great honour and a pleasure to return to IRENA, and to see so many old friends and colleagues.
IRENA’s time has come. We are living in the age of renewable energy.
I thank you and congratulate you for the vision, dedication and hard work that have helped to bring the world to this point.
Since I was last here in 2012, what enormous changes we have seen.
Everyone involved in energy—governments, the private sector, investors and financial institutions, cities, and people everywhere–has understood that we can no longer burn our way to global prosperity.