Annual Reports

REN21 Secretariat


The past two years have been busy, exciting and a period of exceptional growth for REN21. We continued  reporting on renewables annually; published the first edition of a brand-new series on Renewables in Cities; brought together our community at the REN21 Academy; convened the international renewables community at KIREC Seoul 2019, and more. We also expanded our team.

Our latest annual report is in a new format to reflect the changes here at REN21: an updated logo, more direct messaging, a new website and more.  The report highlights cooperation with our growing international network, breaks down funding, gives a sneak peek to 2020.


Broadening the discussion beyond that of renewable energy and energy efficiency was a central theme of this year’s work The centrality of energy in many sectors makes it important to look beyond the renewable energy sector itself. In 2017, REN21 worked directly with other sectors – such as transport, climate, and energy access – to see how renewable energy could contribute to meeting those sectors’ objectives. The Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC) held mid-September was an excellent example of this approach in action. REN21’s dynamic, multi-stakeholder network was crucial in reaching out to other sectors, providing information, guidance and critically reviewing inputs.

The value of this network is nowhere better illustrated that in the production of REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). Thanks to the participation of 800 experts the result is nothing less than a compelling story about renewable energy growth in all parts of the world. Another of this year’s achievements was the release of the Renewables 100% Global Futures Report: Great debates towards a 100% renewable energy future. The report was designed to spur debate about the opportunities and challenges of a 100% renewable energy future.

The above are just a few examples that demonstrate REN21’s unique place in the renewables arena. By working across key stakeholder groups, REN21 connects the dots between the private and public sector and maps out ways to drive the energy transition with renewables.

Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2014
Annual Report 2013