Washington International Action Programme (WIREC) 2008
The Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) in March 2008 produced a similar programme, called the Washington International Action Programme (WIAP). This collection of some 145 pledges constituted the major result of WIREC 2008. Featuring many ambitious high-impact pledges, the WIAP reflects the dynamic observed in the renewable energy sector over recent years, which one could describe as a paradigm shift from ‘start-up phase’ to ‘upscale phase’. Governments had submitted a variety of bold policy commitments, targets, and long-term programmes, in order to unfold a lasting effect on political and economic framework conditions.