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News from the REN21 Network

Internship Opportunities Available

Internship Opportunities Available

REN21 is seeking two dynamic individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector in Spring 2017. Each internship is for six months and remunerated.   Community Management/Research Intern Vacancy, application deadline: Sunday, 11 December 2016 Data/Social Media Intern Vacancy, application deadline: Sunday, 8 January 2017   The start date for the community management/research position is February 1st, 2017. The data/social media position begins March 1st, 2017.   To apply, send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to secretariat@ren21.net.   Remember that there is a different deadline for each of the internships. Please mention “REN21 Community Management/Research Internship” or “REN21 Data/Social Media Internship” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Good luck!

Biofuture Platform: New 20-country coalition set to promote advanced fuels for the climate

Biofuture Platform: New 20-country coalition set to promote advanced fuels for the climate

Biofuture Platform, a coalition of 20 leading countries in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields was launched 16 November 2016 at COP22, Marrakech. The coalition of governments aim to accelerate development and scale-up the deployment of modern sustainable low-carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport fuels, industrial processes, chemicals, plastics and other sectors.   The Biofuture Platform follows-up on the commitments established by Rio+20, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. The initiative ́s ultimate goals will be to help in the global fight against climate change, nurturing solutions that can aid countries in reaching their Nationally Determined Contribution targets (NDCs), as well as to contribute towards the SDGs.   The list of participating countries to date includes Argentina, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, India, Italy, Morocco, Paraguay, Sweden, the United States of America and Uruguay. A number of international organisations, such as IRENA, UNCTAD, IEA, FAO, and SE4ALL, as well as private sector associations and initiatives such as the WBCSD, ABBI, UNICA, and below50, are supporting this initiative.   Press release of Biofuture Platform is available to download here.

IREC 2017 to be held in Mexico

IREC 2017 to be held in Mexico

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.   Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government every two years and convened by REN21. Each IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impetuses for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. IREC 2017 in Mexico will continue to build upon the successes and outcomes of the previous conferences held in South Africa (2015), Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).   Click here to read the full press release.   For more information about the IREC process and previous conferences, click here.

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report Now Available in Korean

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report Now Available in Korean

Full report of REN21’s latest Renewables 2016 Global Status Report is now available in Korean. You can access the full report here.   Translation of the report was done by Green Energy Strategy Institute (GESI).

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.

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