About REN21


REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors from:

  • Governments
  • International organisations
  • Industry associations
  • Science and academia
  • Civil society

to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet the needs of both industrialized and developing countries that are driven by climate change, energy security, development and poverty alleviation.

REN21 is committed to the following objectives:

Providing policy-relevant information and research­based analysis on renewable energy to decision makers, multipliers and the public to catalyse policy change
Offering a platform for interconnection between multi-stakeholder actors working in the renewable energy field worldwide and identifying barriers as well as working to bridge existing gaps to increase the large-scale deployment of renewable energy worldwide.

REN21 is an international non-profit association and is based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. REN21’s network structure is made up of the following agents:

the General Assembly
the Steering Committee
the Bureau
the Secretariat

Join the “coalition of the willing” to advance renewable energy worldwide!

How to become part of the REN21 Network

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