- After official announcement of his appointment in January 2019, Francesco La Camera has taken over as the director-general of IRENA
- He succeeds Adnan Amin who has been granted the title of Director-General Emeritus
- Camera comes to IRENA from the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea where he was the director-general of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage and International Affairs
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has announced that Francesco La Camera has taken over the agency’s director-general post. Camera joins from the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea where he was the director-general of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage and International Affairs.
As Director-General, Camera will be heading an organization which has 159 member nations and the European Union (EU). For the next 4 years of his term, Camera will lead the agency that’s making efforts in the renewable energy sector to scale-up the solutions in end-use sectors as transportation, heating and cooling.
“We must do everything we can to accelerate the pace and scope of change if we are to meet climate objectives, while ensuring that the new energy paradigm is fair and inclusive. This is also a unique opportunity to spur economic growth in a sustainable manner and close the energy access gap by creating a world where energy is abundant and available to all,” said Camera.
His appointment was announced in January 2019. He replaces Adnan Z. Amin who provided leadership to the organization for 8 years (see IRENA To Get New Head). Amin has been granted the honorary title of Director-General Emeritus by the 9th Assembly of IRENA in January 2019.