Good news! The GSR2018 Highlights is now available in Japanese, helping to share the latest data on renewables around the world. Our thanks to REN21 member Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) for the translation. Access the report free-of-charge here. Happy reading!
Don’t miss a joint webinar of REN21, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Agora Verkehrswende 22 January at 14:00 CEST. The webinar will present the main conclusions of the joint report “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018 – A Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20”. The report provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector, and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes fact sheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation in each country, including goals and efforts in decarbonising transport. To register click here.
REN21 is seeking for two dynamic individuals interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector. Community Management/Research Internship Communication Internship The internships are for a duration of six months and are paid. How to apply: If interested, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “REN21 Community Management/Research Internship” or “Communication Internship” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: Community Management/Research Internship: Friday, 25th of January 2019 Communication Internship: Sunday, 27th of January 2019 Best of luck!
Check out the podcast featuring an interview with Rana Adib and 3Things.Energy talking about renewable energy and REN21’s role in promoting its rapid uptake. “There is a real need to change the renewable energy paradigm and to remove the myths”, says Rana. Listen here for more.
Another eventful year is coming to an end. Much has happened and is happening within the Secretariat and the REN21 Community. Read all about it in the December edition of our newsletter. You can access the newsletter here. In the future you can receive it directly in your inbox by subscribing here.
REN21, in cooperation with UNIDO and SACREEE, has published the second edition of the SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report! The 2018 edition builds on the initial report issued in 2015 and provides an updated review of renewable energy and energy efficiency developments in the SADC region, as well as, an outlook on opportunities and perspectives in meeting the region’s need for accessible, clean and sustainable energy. Since 2015 the SADC region has seen an increase in the number and quality of its renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. By mid-2018, the SADC region had 21,760 MW of installed renewable energy capacity with another 17,361 MW of renewables capacity reaching financial closure and awaiting commissioning. The report is available in English, French and Portuguese. For more information, click here.
Be a part of what-will-be REN21’s first regional status report for the Asian continent. This report will map the current range of renewable energy development across the region; showcasing these to decision makers, global investors and potential promoters of renewables. Asia is Earth’s largest and most populous continent. It covers an area equivalent to approximately 30% of Earth’s total land area and is home to around 60% of the world’s population. Understanding the uptake of renewables and energy efficiency across this vast region is central to the global energy transformation. We are looking for contributors to share insights about renewable energy developments in Asian countries, across sub-regions, relevant technology and activities. There are many ways to participate: contributing data, acting as a peer reviewer, being interviewed, etc., depending on your expertise! Click here if you are interested. REN21 has joined forces with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP) to produce this regional report.
CO2 emissions from transport are still rising. If immediate action is not taken, more radical measures will be unavoidable in the future. This is the top line conclusion from the newly released joint report by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), REN21 and the Berlin-based think-tank Agora Verkehrswende. Titled Towards Decarbonising Transport – A 2018 Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20, this new report provides a summary for each G20 nation, including data on CO2 emission trends in the national transport sector, climate policy targets and measures for lowering emissions. The data make clear that only three countries from the G20 have set targets for reducing emissions in the transport sector: Germany, France and Japan.
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.
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!