The Government of Mexico has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy (DEMEX). Read more.
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Join REN21 and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in discussing what made 2016 another record year for renewables and how cities have contributed. Learn more about the role of good data to improve renewable energy policies and foster climate action. The webinar will present the highlights of the newly released REN21 Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. ICLEI will showcase how local governments are already contributing to the energy transition through the overview of local renewable energy commitments and actions voluntarily reported in the carbonn Climate Registry. The City of Vancouver will share its experience on the relevance of data reporting for policy development and progress monitoring. The webinar will take place Monday, Aug 28, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CEST. Agenda: 1. Welcome and introduction, Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat. 2. Presentations: Local renewable energy commitments and actions – an overview of voluntarily reported data in the carbonn Climate Registry, Ana Marques Leandro, Senior Officer for Low-carbon Cities, ICLEI. The role of data reporting in Vancouver’s Greenest Cities and Renewable City plans, Lloyd Lee, Monitoring and Reporting Planner, City of Vancouver REN21’s Renewables2017 Global Status Report and Outlook for 2018, Rana Adib, Research Coordinator, REN21. 3. Questions and Answer Register for the webinar here. For more information about the event contact: Ana Marques, Senior officer Low-carbon Cities: firstname.lastname@example.org ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany.
REN21 is looking for a consultant(s) to participate in the authorship of the GSR 2018. Further information can be found through the following links: Lead Authorship. Chapter Authorship.
REN21 tells the story of the renewable energy trends observed in 2016 and puts them in perspective of the global energy transition. STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Newly installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) added, increasing the global total by almost 9% relative to 2015. In parallel global energy related emissions from fossil fuels remained stable despite economic growth. There has been an upsurge in cities, states, countries and major corporations committing to 100% renewable energy targets because it makes economic and business sense, quite apart from climate, environment and public health benefits. Even in the transport sector, which arguably faces the greatest challenges in transitioning to a renewable energy future, major changes are under way. Read the full article here.
REN21 promotes renewable energy
REN21 is the global renewable energy policy network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Its activities are managed by a lean Secretariat, based at UNEP in Paris, France.
REN21 facilitates the collection of comprehensive and timely information on renewable energy. This information reflects diverse viewpoints for both private and public sector actors, servicing to dispel myths about renewable energy and to catalyse policy change.
You are welcome to use any of REN21’s data, infographics etc., in your work. All we ask is that you Include the following citation and send a copy of the final work to: email@example.com
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Renewables Interactive Map
The REN21 Renewables Interactive Map is a research tool for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide. The Map offers a streamlined method for gathering and sharing information on economic development and policy frameworks in the field of renewable energies.
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