2019 Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report

We are happy to announce that the 2019 Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report is now available!

The 18 countries covered in this report are fundamental to the clean energy transition. They account for 52% of the world’s population, represent 88% of the people living in the Asia Pacific region and account for 39% of the global primary energy supply. China and India dominate the landscape of this region: as the world’s most populous countries, they account for 28% of global primary energy supply.

This inaugural Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy developments in the world’s largest and fastest growing region. The report covered 18 selected countries across five sub-regions:

  • Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea);
  • Central Asia (Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan);
  • South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka);
  • Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam) and
  • The Pacific (Fiji, Tonga).

Read the full report to learn about renewable energy trends and markets, energy access, policies and investments.

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.


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.