Committed Against Climate Change

Elizabeth Press

Director of Planning and Programme Support

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Ms. 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 work on climate and has been an active participant in the Global Climate Action (GCA) space since its inception in 2014. She is the GCA focal point for energy in UNFCCC and a vocal advocate for accelerated deployment of renewables as a key solution for climate change.

Ms. Press joined IRENA in November 2010 and was a member of the team that led the transition from the Preparatory Commission to becoming a full-fledged Agency in April 2011. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Press had some 18 years of international experience, mainly with the United Nations, in many locations, including USA, Switzerland Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, and Kosovo. Ms. Press holds an MA in Public Administration.