REN21 is Pushing for Increased Global Uptake of Renewables at COP23

REN21 will be at COP23 in Bonn 6-17 November. Together with our members and collaboration partners, REN21 will be advocating for increasing the global uptake of renewables.   We are jointly hosting and presenting in a series of events to highlight renewable energy’s role in the global fight against climate change. Please see the schedule below for details. Presentations will be added as they become available.


If you will be at COP23 please stop by our booth in the Bonn Zone, G.05.01 and say hello.  You can also pick up a hard copy of our Highlights 2017 (a summary for policy makers drawing on data from our Renewables 2017 Global Status Report) and speak to a staff member.


We hope to see you in Bonn!

COP23 Outreach Material

REN21’s Key Publications

Global Status Report 2017

2017 GSR Cover

GSR 2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights Cover

GSR 2017 Micro-site


Global Futures Report 2017

GFR Cover (Shadow Border)1

Events Schedule

7 November

“Side event”

Organizers: Solar Cookers International and Energies2050

Time: 11:00-12:00

Venue: Bonn Zone – Energies2050 pavilion


8 November

“Global Future Report Presentation”

Organizer: Energy Watch Group

Time: 10:00

Venue: Off-site: Federal Art and Exhibition Hal


9 November

Interview Christine Lins, REN21 Executive Secretary

Organizer: Climate Action Studio


10 November

“Sharing the Action Platform – Equipping Non-state Actors to Participate in the Energy Transition”

Organizers: WWF and REN21

Time: 13:30-15:00

Venue: Bonn Zone – PandaHub


“The Water Energy Nexus: Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Use and Management of Water and Energy Resources for All”

Organizers: ITAIPU and REN21

Time: 13:15-14:45

Venue: Bonn Zone – room 7


12 November

“Why Land matters for a Sustainable Energy Future?

Organizer: UNCCD – Global Renewable Energy Forum

Time: 13:30-14:30

Venue: Hotel Koenigshof, Adenauerallee 9, 53111 Bonn


13 November

“High-Level Panel – SDG 11: Creating Green and Inclusive Transport for Liveable and Resilient Cities”

Organizers: UTCITF, PPMC, UITP and REN21

Time: 15:00-16:30

Venue: Bonn Zone


14 November

UNFCCC side event: “Renewable Solutions to meeting 1.5 Target”

Organizers: WFC, RGI and REN21

Time: 11:30-13:00

Venue: Bonn Zone – room 7


Panel questions

It is possible to integrate a high amount of renewable energy? The Spanish case“,  David Propuesta, RED

Renewable Energy Solutions to Meet the 1.5C Target“, Laura Williamson, REN21


15 November

“Transport, Renewables and Climate”

Organizer: IRENA

Time: 14:00-15:00

Venue: Bonn Zone – IRENA Pavilion


“The Role of Renewables to Meet the 1.5C Temperature Target”

Organizers: CAN International and REN21

Time: 15:30-16:30

Venue: Bonn Zone – IRENA Pavilion


Energy efficiency – the other side of the coin of energy decarbonisation“, Stephan Singer, CAN International

Renewable Energy Solutions to Meet the 1.5C Target“, Laura Williamson, REN21