2019 Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report

The Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report 2019 will be released on October 22, 2019! Fill in the following form to receive a digital copy of the full report:

Asia is Earth’s largest and most populous continent. The Asia-Pacific region covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres equivalent to approximately 30% of Earth’s total land area. It is the fastest growing region in the world, which requires increasing energy supplies to fuel its rapid pace of economic expansion. Energy consumption and economic output in many parts of Asia-Pacific have been growing in tandem over the last two decades.  Primary energy demand in the Southeast Asian countries for example is forecasted to increase about 4.7% annually to 2035.

The considerable renewable energy resources in the region (solar, wind, hydro, bioenergy and geothermal) can go a long way to meeting expanding demand, most notably in the electricity sector where renewables currently account for 26% of its global production. Renewable energy also presents an opportunity for the region to achieve a globally important position in the renewable energy market, which is likely to become the cornerstone of the low-carbon, green economy of the future.

The report builds on the success and lessons learned in producing the Renewables Global Status Report and other REN21 regional status reports, to inform on the current status of renewable energy in the region, focusing on those countries where data is currently available.

Background

The Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report is produced in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP). The report will be a key input to the 8th International Renewable Energy Conference Seoul 2019 (KIREC – Seoul 2019), where it will be launched on 22 October.