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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks REN21 member the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), the GSR2018 Highlights are now available in Chinese. 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!
This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report GSR reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which the overall transition is not advancing with the speed needed. Click here to access the GSR 2018 microsite where you can read all about specific market, investment and policy development. The site allows you to read the full report on-line and link directly to all the references, you can even translate the site into another language. A separate link allows you to download the full report as a PDF if that is your preferred option. There is also a link to the Highlights 2018 document which outlines the broad trends that defined the renewables sector in 2018. Click here to get started.