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  1. Charles Arthur

    I just read that IRENA could soon welcome some influential new members.

    Last week the Czech Republic became the 139th signatory. Several non-member nations that may become future signatories are to attend an IRENA meeting next week, including Mexico, Belgium and Kyrgyzstan.

    Pelosse says that China and Saudi Arabia will also attend as observers. Both the US and the UK attended the first meeting of IRENA last year under “observer status” before signing up to the agency and the attendance of the world’s largest carbon emitter and largest oil producer at the latest meeting will raise hopes that they could yet join the group.

    Pelosse also said IRENA had recently launched its first renewable energy project on the Pacific island of Tonga.