What we do

At the International Geothermal Association (IGA), our mission is to advocate for and promote the sustainable utilization and development of geothermal resources worldwide. We are committed to shaping a future where geothermal energy is a key contributor to global energy transition and climate change mitigation. Our multifaceted approach encompasses several key areas:

Training and Capacity Building

We prioritize the development of human resources in the geothermal sector. By offering comprehensive training programs and workshops, we aim to equip professionals, students, and stakeholders with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively contribute to the geothermal industry. Our capacity-building initiatives foster a robust and skilled workforce, ready to tackle the challenges and harness the opportunities in geothermal energy.

Communication and Outreach

IGA serves as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange and networking within the geothermal community. We facilitate dialogue among industry experts, researchers, policymakers, and the public through conferences, seminars, and online resources. Our efforts in communication and outreach are geared towards raising awareness about the benefits of geothermal energy and promoting its wider adoption.

Geothermal Standards

Setting and maintaining high standards in geothermal operations is at the heart of our work. We collaborate with international bodies to develop and implement standards and best practices that ensure safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible geothermal exploration and exploitation. Our focus on standards underscores our commitment to excellence and sustainability in the geothermal sector.


Sustainability is the cornerstone of our advocacy for geothermal energy. We champion geothermal energy as a clean, renewable, and sustainable resource that significantly reduces carbon footprint and dependency on fossil fuels. Our initiatives emphasize the role of geothermal energy in achieving sustainable development goals and transitioning to a greener energy future.

Finance and Investment

Recognizing the vital role of finance in advancing geothermal energy, we actively work to attract investment and foster financial models conducive to the growth of the sector. Our efforts include collaborating with financial institutions, governments, and private entities to develop funding mechanisms and investment opportunities that facilitate the expansion and modernization of geothermal infrastructure and projects.

At IGA, we are dedicated to leading the change towards a sustainable energy future with geothermal energy at its core. Join us in this journey to harness the Earth’s heat for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.