REN21 STEERING Committee
Ernesto Macías Galán
Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)
Clean Energy Council (CEC)
European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
International Geothermal Association (IGA)
International Hydropower Association (IHA)
World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Paula Abreu Marques
European Commission (EC)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Adnan Z. Amin
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Regional Center for Renewable Energy
and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE)
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
Mali Folkecenter (MFC) / Citizens United for Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Renewable Energy Institute
World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)
World Future Council (WFC)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
MEMBERS AT LARGE
United Nations Foundation
Reinaldo Salgado Brazil
Rasmus Abilgaard Kristensen Denmark
Ursula Borak / Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk
Tarun Kapoor India
Øivind Johansen Norway
Wolsey Barnard South Africa
Marisa Olano Spain
Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
SCIENCE AND ACADEMIA
Nicolás R. Di Sbroiavacca
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
REN21 releases issue papers and reports to emphasise the importance of renewable energy and to generate discussion on issues central to the promotion of renewable energy. While REN21 papers and reports have benefited from the considerations and input from the REN21 community, they do not necessarily represent a consensus among network participants on any given point. Although the information given in this report is the best available to the authors at the time, REN21 and its participants cannot be held liable for its accuracy and correctness.
REN21 is a multi-stakeholder network; collectively this network shares its insight and knowledge, helping the REN21 Secretariat produce its annual Renewables Global Status Report as well as regional reports. Today the network stands at 700 renewable energy, energy access and energy efficiency experts. For GSR 2016, 180 experts joined the report process, equivalent to the total number of GSR experts in 2012.
These experts engage in the GSR process, giving their time, contributing data and providing comment in the peer review process. The result of this collaboration is an annual publication that has established itself as the world’s most frequently referenced report on the global renewable energy market, industry and policy landscape.
RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY NETWORK FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy.
REN21 brings together governments, nongovernmental organisations, research and academic institutions, international organisations and industry to learn from one another and build on successes that advance renewable energy. To assist policy decision making, REN21 provides high-quality information, catalyses discussion and debate, and supports the development of thematic networks.
REN21 facilitates the collection of comprehensive and timely information on renewable energy. This information reflects diverse viewpoints from both private and public sector actors, serving to dispel myths about renewable energy and to catalyse policy change. It does this through six product lines:
RENEWABLES GLOBAL STATUS REPORT (GSR)
First released in 2005, REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has grown to become a truly collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers. Today it is the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends.
These reports detail the renewable energy developments of a particular region; their production also supports regional data collection processes and informed decision making.
RENEWABLES INTERACTIVE MAP
The Renewables Interactive Map is a research tool for tracking the development of renewable energy worldwide. It complements the perspectives and findings of REN21’s Global and Regional Status Reports by providing continually updated market and policy information as well as offering detailed, exportable country profiles.
GLOBAL FUTURE REPORTS (GFR)
REN21 produces reports that illustrate the credible possibilities for the future of renewables within particular thematic areas.
The REN21 Renewables Academy provides an opportunity for lively exchange among the growing community of REN21 contributors. It offers a venue to brainstorm on future-orientated policy solutions and allows participants to actively contribute on issues central to a renewable energy transition.
INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCES (IREC)
The International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) is a high-level political conference series. Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, the biennial IREC is hosted by a national government and convened by REN21.