Explore how cities accelerate renewables with REN21’s new interactive site, in 100+ languages

Discover how local governments are advancing the renewable energy transition by visiting REN21’s interactive, multi-language website  of the Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report! Tour the interactive map of case studies and integrated translation tool to explore the content in 100+ languages.



Cities worldwide are trailblazing the global uptake of renewable energy. Over 1,300 cities, from the Americas to Sub-Saharan Africa, have demonstrated leadership in advancing renewables. By the end of 2020, more than 1 billion people – about 25% of the urban population – lived in a city with a renewable energy target and/or policy.

What happens in cities matters: cities are home to more than half of the global population (and growing), urban energy use has also grown significantly over the past decades. Today, cities are responsible for an estimated 3/4 of global carbon dioxide emissions. This makes cities the ideal high-impact location for climate action, decarbonising the energy system and accelerating renewable energy investments.

From Vancouver to Kampala, use the interactive map to travel the world virtually! Learn all the ways that cities are advancing energy and climate agendas, proving what’s possible!

“With their impact at scale, cities are our best bet to plan, develop and build a renewable future. But all too often their potential for transformation remains massively underused,” explains REN21’s Executive Director, Rana Adib.

Dive into our online interactive version of the Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report and discover how well your part of the world is doing to reduce emissions and air pollution – and accelerate renewables!