The facts are clear: the transformation of the power sector continues, but large energy consuming sectors of heating, cooling and transport can no longer be ignored. To fight climate change and ensure clean energy access for all, energy consumption in all end-use sectors must be addressed. We need YOUR help in getting the word out. Support our Thunderclap campaign to drive the global energy transition. On 4 June REN21 will launch its Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, providing the most up-to-date information on the status of renewables, vital for the decision making of the future steps in the right direction. We want this campaign to be global. By clicking here the campaign will post exactly ONE tweet on your behalf, 4 June. The tweet is: RE power sector is booming but we can’t ignore heating/cooling/transport if we are to save the climate & meet SDGs. Contribute to a world that is fuelled by renewables; Let’s get the word out!
5 June: Join us for a webinar that details the findings of the 2018 Edition of REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). The Global Renewables Energy Transformation: What is holding us back? will outline the key trends of 2017 and offer detailed commentary on the dynamics within the renewable energy sector. The webinar is held in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center: Rana Adib, REN21’s Executive Secretary will present. The webinar runs 10:00 – 11:30 EST / 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. There will be plenty of time, during the webinar, to ask questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to get all the latest facts and figures on what happened in 2017. Register here
REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR2018), will be launched 4 June, 2018, at UN HQs in New York. There will a number of opportunities to find out what happened in renewable energy markets, investment and policy development over the course of 2017. Come and hear about the findings at one of the following regional events, and pick-up a copy of HIGHLIGHTS 2018 which presents the overarching trends and development from 2018 so that policy makers and others can more easily understand the significance of the latest renewable energy developments. Don’t miss the webinar “The Global Renewables Energy Transformation: What is holding us back?” 5 June 10:00 EST / 16:00 CEST where REN21’s Executive Secretary Rana Adib will present the evolving dynamics of the renewable energy industry including developments in the power sector and a look at what is holding us back from achieving an energy transformation. Register here. GSR EVENTS & WEBINARS 4 June: Global Launch at UN Headquarters. New York, US. 4-8 June: Asia Release, Asia Clean Energy Forum. Manila, Philippines. 5 June: Webinar – The Global Renewables Energy Transformation: What is holding us back? Details and registration. 5 June: 3rd Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum). New York, US. 5 June: French Release, Smart Energies Summit. Paris, France. 5 June: Central/Eastern Europe Release, REENCON XXI. Moscow, Russia. 5 June: European Release, EU Sustainable Energy Week. Brussels, Belgium. 7 June: North American Release, ACORE. Washington DC, US....
REN21 member IRENA has started the search process for its next Director-General, and is inviting applicants for the position. The deadline for submissions is on 6 June 2018. More information can be found in the Vacancy Announcement. Qualified candidates may submit their application through the online application form.
Rana Adib was officially appointed as REN21’s Executive Secretary, following on its Steering Committee meeting in Berlin this April. Rana has previously been REN21’s Research Coordinator, developing the global expert community and leading the the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report series to become an international reference in the renewable energy field. Rana has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing thematically innovative and cross-cutting projects in energy and climate-related fields. We look forward to bridging and building the energy future together. Welcome Rana!
REN21 and 49 other stakeholder organisations worked to prepare 27 SDG 7 Policy Briefs. Collectively the briefs cover four main topics: 1. Advancing SDG 7 implementation 2. Strengthening interlinkages between SDG 7 and other SDGs 3. Addressing regional priorities 4. Accelerating transformation towards sustainable, inclusive and equitable energy future The stakeholder approach was used to draw on cross-sectional interlinkages, maximise synergies and minimise duplication. REN21 contributed to the Policy Brief #3: Substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. This brief emphasises the lag of renewable energy use in heating and cooling and transport sectors. It also highlights that efforts in end-use sector needs to be strengthened. The work was carried out under the guidance of the multi-stakeholder SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group convened by UN DESA. These briefs are in preparation for the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development which will be held 9-18 July, 2018 in New York. You can access the Policy Briefs here.
Policy frameworks need to take a systems approach with more fully integrated policies across sectors if we are serious about achieving the energy transition. To do this: measures are needed to support the integration of variable renewable energy policies need to be more comprehensive than those devised for the energy sector alone These are two key conclusions from this latest report on Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition Renewables have experienced a remarkable evolution over the past decade now forming the cutting edge –with energy efficiency– of a global energy transition. The growth in the deployment of renewable energy technologies now outpaces that of any other energy source. But progress has not been homogenous. Uneven uptake, barriers ranging from technology and financial risks, and integration challenges in markets with high shares of renewables persist. This new joint publication of REN21, the IEA and IRENA outlines the options available to policy makers to support the development of renewables. An updated policy classification and terminology provides a global reference for policy instruments. The final chapter, “The Way Forward” proposes a holistic approach for policy making. Download the publication here.
17-18 April REN21 will be in Berlin at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, taking part of the discussion on the global energy transition along with energy stakeholders from across the world. Make sure to pass by our stand to have a chat and get to know more about our team, work and publications! The conference will take place at the Federal Foreign Office – Unterwasserstaße 10, Berlin, Germany.