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!
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 (Vibhu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
REN21 is once again at the climate talks, taking place in Katowice, Poland 3-14 December. Go to our COP24 page to see the events that we are organising and are participating in. We also have a booth #33 in the Spodek Arena. Stop by, say “hello” and get a copy of one of our publications.
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.
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is looking for one new team member to strengthen its research direction team. The position for a Renewable Energy Finance & Economics Analyst is now open for applications. The position is based at REN21 Secretariat in Paris, France, and would also focus on distributed renewables for energy access All suitable candidates are invited to submit their proposal by 21 October 2018, 23:00 (Paris time). Please find detailed descriptions for the position listed below. Project Manager and Finance & Economics Analyst | Details Spread the word!
The GSR2018 Highlights are now available in Russian. Now more people than ever will be able to keep updated on the status of renewables. The highlights can be downloaded free-of-charge here. Please spread the word!
REN21 is holding a brainstorming session for a new REN21 publication: Renewable Energy in Cities Status Report. The session will take place 11 September, 2018, 2:30 – 5:30 pm, on the side-lines of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA – join us! The aim of the event is to: – identify entry points, data collection processes, and reporting systems; – define the report’s structure, topics and indicators to include; and – discuss possibilities for collaboration and onboarding partners and potential contributors. We are looking forward to your ideas!