Renewables in Cities Global Status Report


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Showcase city-level renewable energy action, share your insights and be featured in the REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report! Are you a city expert and know of city targets, policies or innovative business models integrating renewable energy in buildings, industry, transport or power grids? How are cities mobilizing finance and involving citizens in renewable energy projects? We invite you to share your renewable energy stories and actions and be part of the collaborative effort to create the first global report on renewable energy in cities.
There are three ways to get involved:

Please find the instructions to access the questionnaire here. Do not forget to provide full sources/references for all information that you contribute.

  • Send us any relevant data you might have (e.g. PDF, Excel, Webpage) directly via email to (in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish).
  • If you would like to contribute sector-specific data (e.g. on buildings, transport, industry) on renewables in cities or review the publication, let us know here.
Deadline is 15 April 2019. Thanks for your contribution – your city will be featured on our web portal and your contribution will be acknowledged in the final report!


REN21 is producing the first edition of a new report series: the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report will provide a platform to collaboratively map out the current trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, making the key role that cities play in advancing the energy transformation visible to policy makers and other stakeholders. At the moment, information on renewable energy in cities is dispersed and limited. By offering fact-based evidence and a supportive narrative, this publication will be a powerful tool for different types of stakeholders to inform (sub-) national regulatory frameworks, support city-level commitments and facilitate better multi-level integration to collectively shape the debate on cities in the energy transformation. Jointly, we will increase visibility for local action and showcase effective policies, finance and business models. This publication builds on the success and lessons learned in producing the Renewables Global Status Report.


February/March, March/April: Data Collection – See above to get involved!

May: Pre-launch at the International Conference on Climate Action 2019 (22-23 May 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany)

June: Peer review

  • Make sure you have completed this form to be notified when peer review opens. This is a collaborative effort to review the first draft of the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report and will be open to all participants. All reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report.

September: Launch of the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report

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