Mrs Elizabeth Press

Director, Planning and Programme Support, IRENA

Elizabeth Press is the Director of Planning and Programme Support at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As part of her portfolio, Ms Press leads IRENA's Programme and strategy and programmatic reporting to governing bodies. She heads IRENA's external engagement on climate-related entities and initiatives and directs several special projects on the geopolitics of energy transitions.

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  • Geopolitics
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transitions
  • Renewable Energy


She presents in English.

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An experienced speaker at conferences the world over, her thought-provoking speeches promise to inform and inspire, leaving attendees with a deeper understanding of today?s critical issues.

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Elizabeth also oversees strategic diversification of the Agency's resource base and is IRENA's focal point in Europe. Elizabeth has served with IRENA since its inception in 2011. Before joining the Agency, she worked for some 18 years in the fields of development of peace and security, predominately with the United Nations. She lived and worked in Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, and South-East Asia. She has an MA in Public Administration is a recipient of the UN21 award for innovation and excellence in delivering UN programmes.


Elizabeth Press excels at effectively engaging and connecting with diverse audiences and articulating complex topics clearly, from geopolitics to sustainability.


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