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REN21 Secretariat


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

24 February 2021
  • Webinar: Mitigating Biodiversity Impacts Associated with Solar and Wind Energy

    24 February 2021  14:00 - 15:30

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Duncan Gibb will be speaking at IUCN's event: Mitigating Biodiversity Impacts Associated with Solar and Wind Energy. 

    As renewable energy sources, combined with measures to enhance energy efficiency, scale-up to address the climate crisis, it is critical that this expansion of solar and wind power does not lead to further biodiversity loss or ecosystem impacts.

    To address this challenge, IUCN and The Biodiversity Consultancy, in collaboration with partners from conservation and the energy sector, have developed new guidelines, Mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with solar and wind energy development.

    Register here!

    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.


25 February 2021
  • Connecting Sustainable Energy Businesses with Education: Getting the Workforce You Need

    25 February 2021  12:45 - 15:00

    Where to meet: Online

    This webinar from the World Bank and UNEP will help employers and educators connect to prepare the workforce for the green economy. The clean energy transition is creating new job opportunities around the world. With the rapid expansion of renewables and energy efficiency, along with technology disruptions, the needed skill sets of tomorrow’s workforce are going to be significantly different. How can the private sector connect with educational and training institutions to prepare the workforce for clean energy and the green economy?

    Rana Adib, Executive Director of REN21, will be participating as a panel presenter.

    Find out more information and register.

    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.


17 March 2021
  • Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Liveable cities drive the energy transition

    17 March 2021  15:15 - 16:15

    Where to meet: Online

    This year the theme of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is “Energiewende – towards climate neutrality” and REN21's Rana Adib will be speaking alongside high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society. 

    As city populations grow, the demand for services but also pressure on resources will increase. This demand puts a strain on energy, water, waste, mobility and any other services that would be essential to a city’s prosperity and sustainability. Cities also offer clear opportunities to reduce emissions and develop climate-resilient future infrastructure. This session shall shed a light on the shaping of smart and liveable cities, as a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies for the benefit of its inhabitants and business.

    Learn more on the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue website

    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.


18 March 2021
  • Report Launch: Renewables In Cities 2021 Global Status Report

    18 March 2021  08:45 - 09:30

    Where to meet: Online

    City governments are uniquely positioned to curb energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions while accelerating the uptake of renewable energy. The Renewables in Cities Global Status Report is an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level. Click here to learn more about the role of cities in the energy transition.

    Join the REN21 Secretariat at the launch event for the second Renewables in Cities Global Status Report.

    Register for this event
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    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.


  • Urban Energy Forum

    18 March 2021  10:00 - 10:30

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Lea Ranalder will be speaking at the Urban Energy Forum on Mapping out Carbon Mitigation Strategies in the building and heating sector– How can the sector contribute to reaching Net Zero Emissions?

    The carbon intensity of both heating and construction have not decreased near as much as other industries such as energy and mobility in recent years -- a push for deeper decarbonisation will open up a massive opportunity for not only increased sustainability but also innovation and value creation in the sectors. 

    Reserve your spot on the event website!

    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.


4 May 2021
  • Euroheat and Power Conference: Cities in the (Thermal) Energy Transition

    4 May 2021  15:45 - 16:45

    Where to meet: Online

    REN21's Rana Adib will speaking at the Euroheat and Power Conference's session "Staying ahead of the Game: Cities in the (Thermal) Energy Transition". 

    Active players in their local energy markets, collaborating with their existing utilities and energy communities, cities across Europe are surpassing national energy transition targets by proactively setting their own ambitious strategies. 

    Let’s explore together how smart city infrastructure and thermal networks go hand in hand, which drivers accelerate urban district heating projects and what still needs to be done! And above all, what cities need from us, national and EU policy-makers and investors!

    For more information, check out the event webpage

    Contact us at secretariat@ren21.net.