Bonn Bundestag Stephan Eisel at the IRENA compromise: opportunity for Bonn Bonn Bundestag delegate Stephan Eisel has it deplored the fact that Germany not prevailed in the decision on the headquarters of the International Agency for renewable energies (IRENA) with Bonn’s proposal: “we have not achieved everything, but not stand with empty hands. The competition was extremely tough. Sometimes it’s better to find a compromise, than to be completely empty. Also with the now achieved establishment of IRENA-innovation and Technology Center in Bonn an important future opportunity opens.” During the negotiations on the IRENA headquarters in the Egyptian Sharm el Sheikh, a compromise had been found on the mediation of the United States today joined the IRENA Convention. The headquarters of the new agency is not according to Bonn, but after Abu Dhabi. Bonn Gets an “innovation and technology centre” instead, and the third candidate in Vienna receives a “Liaison Office” for contacts with the United Nations.
Abu Dhabi had long tried to prevent this breakdown. Eisel thanked the Federal Government and the North Rhine-Westphalian State Government for its commitment to Bonn and expects federal and State support the innovation and Technology Center in Bonn. Germany have made prospect to contribute four million euro jump start and two to three million euros per year: “this will bring promising jobs to Bonn. Now we must take advantage of this opportunity.” The details of the agreement should be negotiated in the next few weeks.