Join our Online GSR2020 Launch Events

The Renewables Global Status Report 2020 will be launched on 16 June. Here is the list of events you can attend virtually to mark this year’s digital launch.

Join us for the launch of REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR2020) on 16 June 2020. REN21 is hosting a series of virtual events – and, of course, you are invited. 

The report provides a comprehensive overview of global developments in renewable energy markets, investments, and policies in 2019. This year’s edition includes a feature chapter on citizen support for renewable energy projects. 2019 highlighted the important role of community action in the push for renewables, as supporters call for change at both local and global levels.

As we shift from short-term crisis mitigation to long-term recovery plans in the wake of COVID-19, it is vital that renewable energy is integrated into green recovery plans. Decisions on how to proceed are being made. At this time, we look at the policies, financial instruments, and project designs that have successfully supported the uptake of renewable energy over the past years. We also explore the areas in need of significant improvement.  

Building a renewable future is a collaborative effort. Join us for the launch of GSR2020 and help us make the change to renewables, now. 

Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2020 – Public Support for Renewables: Why and how

Date: 16 June 2020

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CEST [12:00 – 13:30 GMT | 20:00 – 21:30 PHT]

Where to meet: Register here.

Creating the right policy and regulatory frameworks is crucial to driving renewable energy uptake across the transport, heating and cooling, and power sectors. The extent and pace of deployment also depend on how these technologies are perceived – and the extent to which they are supported by the public.

A wide range of complex and inter-related factors can influence the public’s perception of local or regional renewable energy projects. These include concerns around health and environmental impacts; perceptions of the distribution of costs and benefits; and perceived fairness of the approval process.

Flyer of the Event - Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020 Public Support for Renewables: Why and how

Poor information, inconsistent messaging, lack of coordination by public authorities, and the absence of public involvement (both from the public and private sectors) can all lead to public resistance and block support. It is therefore important that public authorities both nationally and sub-nationally understand what levers can be used to increase public support for, and acceptance of increased renewable energy uptake. By understanding and using these levers, e.g. policies, programs, actions, etc., public authorities can actively shape energy policy and regulations to ensure that public support underpins efforts to shift to a renewable energy future.

This side-event will draw on the newly released Renewables 2020 Global Status Report. Speakers will discuss possible levers for improving public support for renewables as well as examples of securing public support on what is working and what is not.

Find out about the side event. Registration required.

GSR2020 Livestream: We need a Total Fossil Lockdown for a Climate Revolution

Date: 18 June 2020

Time:15:00 CEST [13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT]

Where to meet: REN21’s Youtube and Facebook

REN21’s Executive Director, Rana Adib, will present the key findings of the Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR2020) in a live stream on REN21’s Youtube and Facebook accounts.

GSR2020 shows we need to decarbonise all sectors. Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the 10 years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling, and transport. 

Livestrea. REN21 present: We need a Total Fossil Lockdown for a Climate Revolution

Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress. The journey towards climate disaster continues unless we make an immediate switch to efficient and renewable energy in all sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We will answer questions during the live stream. These can either be sent in advance via message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or during the broadcast.

ISES Webinar: Presenting The Global Status of Renewables – REN21’s 2020 Report

Date: 6 July 2020

Time: 16:00 – 17:00 CEST [14:00 – 15:00 GMT |  10:00 – 11:00 EDT]

Where to meet: Register here

ISES is hosting REN21 to present its Renewables 2020 Global Status Report. Project Manager and Analyst Duncan Gibb will give an overview of the developments during 2019, demonstrating the leading role of solar energy in renewable energy uptake during the years.

Webinar 6 July - ISES - GSR2020

The webinar will last one hour and include a Q/A session for the audience. You can send in your questions.

More information here. Registration required


Sign up to receive a digital copy of GSR2020 on launch day. You can also download past reports here.