The REN21 Secretariat has produced this document to highlight the important trends that have occurred in 2021 and to put them in perspective of the global energy transition. It draws on elements from REN21’s Renewables 2022 Global Status Report.

Authoring: Lea Ranalder, Yasmine Adb El Aziz (REN21), Sabine Froning, Niels Reise (Communication Works)

GSR 2022 Production and Authoring Team


REN21 is committed to mobilising global action to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


This report was commissioned by REN21 and produced in collaboration with a global network of research partners. Financing was provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affaires and Climate Action (BMWK) and the UN Environment Programme. A large share of the research for this report was conducted on a voluntary basis.