2022 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

REN21 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) present 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 presents the current status of renewable energy in all sectors building upon the previous editions from 2015 and 2017, and also gives a comprehensive overview of the region’s current RE infrastructure, industry, policy, regulations, market development, and investment flows.

The report covers 17 countries (plus Kosovo) 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.


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.

This upcoming 2022 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).

Past UNECE Reports

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