Join REN21 @COP27 6-18 November

Heads of State, ministers, and negotiators, along with other stakeholders from across the world are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the largest annual gathering on climate action.

Faced with a growing energy crisis and increasing extreme weather events, the COP27 seeks renewed solidarity between countries, to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the planet.

Along with many of our Members and Community, REN21 will seek to leverage the COP27 moment to raise and further position the agenda of renewables. Renewable energies are an essential part of the solution to the current climate crisis but also to many socio-economic challenges of the current times.

Make sure you join us to turn the tide of energy now!


Tuesday, 8 November

  • Deploying Renewable Energy based Solutions for Energy Efficient buildings needs

Location: GlobalABC Buildings Pavilion

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

REN21 Speaker: Jad Baba 


Wednesday, 10 November

  • Streamlining renewable energy permitting to promote renewables for a sustainable energy transition

Location: Wind, Solar & Storage Pavilion, Theatre

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

REN21 Speaker: Jad Baba


Monday, 14 November

  • Que représentent les énergies renouvelables pour l’Afrique

Location: La Francophonie Pavilion (IFDD)

Time: 9:00 – 10:00

REN21 Speaker: Thomas ANDRE

  • ICLEI: Achieving Energy Security, Independence and Sustainability with Renewables focused Local Action

Location: Multilevel Action Pavilion

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib

  • Driving Transformation: Facts, Communication, Power
    An interactive discussion to debunk misconceptions about renewables and the energy transition. 

Location: Business Pavilion – Zone D – Aud B

Time: 16:05 – 16:45

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib


Tuesday, 15 November

  • Buildings sector decarbonisation – Vinci Panel 

Location: Global ABC pavilion

Time: 10:30 – 11:30

REN21 Speaker: Laura E. Williamson

  • UNDP: Ted Talk on Africa Campaign 

Location: UNDP Pavilion

Time: 11:45 – 11:55

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib

  • An African Energy Transformation: Meeting Development and Climate Objectives 

Location: Room 2: Amon

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib

  • Enabling Just and Inclusive Energy Transition: Defining Priorities for Local Value Creation, Sustainable Industrialisation and Development

Location: IRENA Pavilion

Time: 17:00 – 18:30

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib


Wednesday, 16 November

  • Just transport and energy transition in IsDB countries (SLOCAT)

Location: Islamic Development Bank Group Pavilion

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib


Thursday, 17 November

  • Strategic Intelligence and Renewable Energy Leadership

Location: SDG Pavilion

Time: 11:45 – 12:45

REN21 Speaker: Rana Adib


Contacts at COP27

Executive Director | Rana Adib

Institutional Partnerships | Laura Williamson

Research and Knowledge | Jad Baba

Intelligence and Africa | Chigozie Nweke-Eke

Sustainability | Andrea Wainer

Operations | Thomas Andre

Communications | Yasmine Abd El Aziz


To further explore REN21’s projects and network,  have a look at our research reports and community activities. There are many opportunities to participate in the renewable transition and share your valuable insights.


Beyond COP27

The next IREC (International Renewable Energy Conference) will be in Spain

The Government of Spain teams up with REN21 to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Madrid from 21-23 February 2023.

At this international high-level policy event, REN21 invites leaders from government, the private sector and civil society to meet and discuss policies and experiences. The focus is on building collective know-how to advance renewables at the international, national and sub-national levels.


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