Let’s meet up

REN21 Secretariat


Meet up with us at one of the following events where REN21 will be participating.

11 May 2021
  • Net-zero cities: transforming urban transport with renewable energy

    11 May 2021  20:00 - 21:00

    Where to meet: Online

    City governments across Latin America and the Caribbean have taken action advancing energy and climate issues. Several cities have renewable energy targets and policies and cities in the region are front-runners in setting net-zero targets and electrifying their public transport fleets. The event focuses on how cities are maximising the climate impact by transforming and decarbonising urban transport with renewable energy to support achieving national and local decarbonisation goals. Cities in the region are at a critical juncture to leverage momentum to reduce energy demand and further develop and scale more sustainable, low carbon transport and use the region’s rich renewable energy sources.

    This event organised by REN21 and SLOCAT will look at the many potential benefits and opportunities of renewable energy and decarbonising of transport to help create clean, liveable and equitable cities, including to decrease traffic and congestion, reduce air pollution and address the effects of climate change. The key barriers and opportunities in the region will be discussed, including the need to raise sufficient capital to increase the share of renewables in the energy system, as well as for scaleing up investments in renewables, electric vehicles, and adequate policy frameworks, regulations, and incentives which are embedded in larger strategies to help transforming urban transport with renewables to achieve net-zero targets and contribute to national decarbonisation goals.

    Register here

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


12 May 2021
  • RENdez-vous: Air Pollution - How Renewables can Tackle this Challenge

    12 May 2021  14:00 - 15:30

    Where to meet: Online

    Join REN21 for a discussion about air pollution, the effect on public health and well-being and how renewables can tackle this challenge. Meet leading voices from across the public health and renewable energy sectors to learn how we can strategically collaborate towards clean air, a healthy environment and in making the energy transition happen.

    Last year’s lockdowns gave us a flavour of clean air and clear skies. With air pollution causing one in five premature deaths, clean air is high on the political agendas. Renewable energy is part of the solution to cleaner air and healthier environments; yet is not considered a cornerstone of the strategy.

    Where does renewable energy fit into the discussion of combating air pollution? How can we raise awareness of the value of renewable energy? And what opportunities are there to support the world's journey to a cleaner and healthier environment?

    This event will include brief presentations followed by an extensive Q&A and discussion with the audience. It will also include small group discussions. Come prepared to network and have engaging dialogues!

    Register now! 

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


17 May 2021
  • Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

    17 May 2021  10:00 - 11:00

    Where to meet:

    The webinar will be an occasion to launch a set of new reports and briefs on renewable energy policies for cities. The new reports and briefs are accompanied with informative products that include digital stories and short videos, gathered as a collection under a new webpage for renewable energy for cities, at www.irena.org.

    As engines of the economy and migration magnets, cities account for 65 per cent of global energy use and 70 per cent of human-made carbon emissions. Urban-level energy planning and decision-making are therefore critical to the success of the energy transition. In a variety of roles, cities are uniquely positioned to promote renewable energy. The transition can support local economic development objectives and will boost urban resilience in the face of challenges related to the climate change.

    Opened by IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera, the webinar will feature a presentation on the reports by IRENA, followed by a panel discussion with experts from C40 CITIES, REN21, ICLEI World Secretariat, and the Indonesian Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, among others. There will also be an opportunity for audience to pose their questions.

    REN21's Lea Ranalder will present the recently published Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report. 

    Register here.

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


18 May 2021
  • Accelerating Sustainable Energy in ASEAN Cities

    18 May 2021  09:00 - 10:00

    Where to meet: Online

    How are ASEAN cities creating a sustainable future?

    ESCAP, UNEP and REN21 invite you to join leading voices from national and city governments, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs for a discussion about the role cities play in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
    Join the following experts on MS Teams on Tuesday 18 th May from 14:00 ICT/9:00 CEST to hear about case studies, recently released reports, best practices, trends and developments in sustainable energy.

    - Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director of ESCAP Energy Division
    - Ms. Martina Otto, Head, Cities Unit, Energy and Climate Branch, Economy Division, UNEP
    - Ms. Rana Adib, Executive Director REN21
    - Dr. Ksenia Petrichenko, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
    - Ms. Lily Riahi, Programme Manager, Cities Unit, Energy and Climate Branch, Economy
    Division, UNEP
    - Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary General of UCLG ASPAC
    - Mr. Bernard Faustino Dy, Mayor, Cauayan city, Philippines
    - Ms. Maimunah Jaffar, Director – Lead Technology and Innovation, IRDA, Iskandar, Malaysia
    - Dr. Wang Zhigao, Director, Low Carbon Cities Program, Energy Foundation China

    Be part of the conversation co-hosted by UNEP, ESCAP and REN21 by registering your interest via the sign up form.

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


  • Transforming cities in Latin America and the Caribbean with renewables to achieve net-zero

    18 May 2021  18:00 - 19:00

    Where to meet: Online

    In this event REN21 will present the trends and developments captured by the Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report. It will then discuss how cities can accelerate implementation to increase ambition to meet SDG and climate objectives.

    This event will look at the leading role cities play in decarbonising the energy system, advancing renewable energy policy and accelerating the race to net-zero. Local governments have legislative and purchasing power that they can use to implement change in their own operations, in the wider community and ultimately push for change at regional and national level. With such capacity, local governments can become beacons for change in their region or country, demonstrating the effectiveness of policies and local action to reach the 1.5C objective.

     The event will be held in Spanish. Register here.

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


25 May 2021
  • Energy Transition Summit: Roadmap to COP26 - Energy Transition Series

    25 May 2021  11:00 - 12:00

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Rana Adib will be speaking at session one of the Roadmap to COP26 - Energy Transition Series. These are a collection of high-level, 2-day virtual gatherings with each focusing on a specific sector transition: Hydrogen, Industry, Transport, Energy and Cities.

    The Summits bring together key stakeholders driving sustainable and net-zero transition from policy and regulation to innovation, technology and investment. This is the ideal platform for investors, project developers, policy makers and innovators to share insights and expertise on key transition trends and opportunities.

    Rana will be one of four speakers in session one: a decade to power the green economy. Find more information here

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


9 June 2021
  • YSEH Progress Report Launch

    9 June 2021  16:00 - 17:00

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Rana Adib will be speaking at Youth Sustainable Energy Hub's Progress Report Launch. The goal of the YSEH Progress Report Launch is to:

    • Unveil the findings of the report,

    • Comment on the accomplishments of youth energy projects,

    • Engage high-level representatives from partner organisations in discussions on the role and potential of youth in advancing sustainable development through clean energy projects.

      Register here

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.


6 July 2021
  • Sustainable Energies Forum

    6 July 2021

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Rana Adib will be speaking at the Sustainable Energies Forum hosted by the HUB Institute. This event focuses on issues that are complementary to those of mobility, such as the development of renewable energies and the hydrogen industry. 

    Learn more and register here

    Contact us at community@ren21.net.