The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held its 6th Assembly on January 16-17 in Abu Dhabi. It was the first major intergovernmental meeting following COP21 in Paris. IRENA is a fledging organization that has grown by leaps and bounds with 140 member nations and 10 countries in the process of accession. IRENA supports countries in their transitions to clean energy and serves as a platform for international cooperation. I attended as a observer on behalf of my university.