2022 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

REN21 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will develop the third, joint UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2022 focusing on 17 countries across South East and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation. The report will present the current status of renewable energy in all sectors building upon the previous editions from 2015 and 2017. It will represent a comprehensive overview of the region’s current RE infrastructure, industry, policy, regulations, market development and investment flows.

This upcoming report and country Hard Talks fall under REN21’s activities under the 2021 UNECE RE-Uptake project. The project is a joint undertaking by three organisations (REN21, dena, and UNECE) and is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Participate in the formation of the upcoming UNECE report

The full draft of REN21’s UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2022 is now available for peer review. Discover the status of renewable energy in the UNECE region and give feedback on the report before it launches.

Your participation is valuable and critical to producing a balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality report. Every small contribution counts. All contributors and reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report.

Through reviewing the report, you will become part of the growing renewable energy community of actors, as well as the larger REN21 community.

Click here to access the report. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at unece.report@ren21.net.

The 2022 Edition

The report will cover 17 countries across 4 sub-regions:

    • South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
    • Eastern Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine
    • The Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
    • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • The Russian Federation

Background: South East and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Russian Federation are very diverse in terms of their population sizes and in their economic, social, and political characteristics. Despite these differences, the countries’ energy systems were developed in a similar manner and face common challenges as they increase the uptake of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. Further, the countries have different energy situations and vary in their potential for, and progress in, market, industry, and policy development in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Past UNECE Reports

REN21 has previously collaborated with UNECE to produce Renewable Energy Status Reports for the region.

Hard Talks in Albania, Georgia, Serbia & Kazakhstan

In 2021, a series of four Renewable Energy “Hard Talks” with selected UNECE Member States will take place in Albania (July 2021), Georgia (October 2021), Serbia (October 2021), and Moldova (June 2022).

Details and outcomes are posted on our Hard Talks page.