Follow us 19-21 November! Over 200 members of the REN21 Community from 150 organisations and 80 countries will come together in Berlin to exchange, debate and work together on how to advance the renewable energy transition. Key topics are renewables in heat, transport and energy system 2.0. Follow us at @REN21 or on our new Instagram account, REN21Community to see what’s happening. If you are interested in knowing more about this event and what we’ll be doing, then have a look at the REN21 Academy programme, available here.
News from the REN21 network
The REN21 Team is growing! Since April we have added three new teams members. With this expanded team, REN21 is working hard to help speed up the energy transformation. Vibhushree Hamirwasia (Vhibu for short) is our new community manager. She is responsible for managing the REN21 Community. We want to further build on this broad and engaged community to increase both individual and collective action on the energy transition. Duncan Gibb is part of the Renewables Global Status Report team and brings his expertise on the heating sector. Lea Ranalder is developing the Renewables in Cities report: an important undertaking given the central role of cities in driving renewable energy uptake. You can reach all of us via email@example.com.
We need 5 minutes of your time! IRENA with REN21 and GWNet are undertaking a global survey on gender and renewable energy. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity. Data will be used in the forthcoming Women in Renewable Energy report (IRENA). The findings from the survey will contribute to addressing the data and knowledge gap on gender in renewable energy, and inform policy making to ensure that the energy transition is inclusive and benefits from a wider pool of talent. Anyone can contribute. Share the information with your network! Click here to access the survey.
Want to see what REN21 is up to? We now have a Instagram account where you can see who is doing what. Follow us now to see all the activities that are happening at the REN21 Academy in Berlin. In addition to workshop sessions there are a lot of fun activities planned: “Human Energy” photo session; the REN21 Quiz (where participants compete for a delicious prize); wooden games where people can relax and socialise while exercising their brains. Come see us in action! Click here to see the REN21 Academy programme.
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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