How can I become part of the REN21 Community?

REN21’s community is made up of experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, NGOs, and science and academia. It grows from year to year and represents an increasing diversity of sectors, representing all renewable energy technologies as well as energy efficiency and energy access. REN21 provides a platform for this wide-ranging community to exchange information and ideas, to learn from each other and to collectively build the renewable energy future.

This network enables the REN21 Secretariat to, among other activities, produce its annual publication, the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), making the report process a truly collaborative effort.

Why get engaged with the REN21 Community?

  • Be part of the community of international experts that work together to advance the energy transition.
  • Be part of the community of front-runners that work together to catalyse change and influence the way we think about renewables and the energy sector more broadly.
  • Be part of processes and activities that allow for building collective knowledge that is shared and owned by many, and recognised as an authoritative voice in the international renewable energy sphere.
  • Be part of the international renewable energy movement with players from the public and private sector as well as civil society.

How can I get involved?

  • Subscribe to the newsletter to be informed about REN21 and REN21 Member’s activities and opportunities to engage.
  • Participate in data collection and peer review for REN21 reports.
    . The production of our reports is a collaborative effort of many. For example, over 1,500 experts have contributed to the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) since its start in 2005, and more than 350 experts contributed to GSR 2019 alone. You can contribute data or information on a country, region, technology, or topic, and/or participate as a peer reviewer of report drafts. Reports range from the flagship GSR to the new Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC-GSR), the Global Futures Report (GFR), and various regional and thematic reports.
  • Join REN21 events.
    . International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC): A high-level political event where government, private sector and civil society meet to build collective know-how to advance renewables at the international, national and sub-national levels. The IREC is hosted by a national government and is held biennially.
    . REN21 Academy: A biennial event developed by, and for, the REN21 community, where members meet and discuss how to spur the renewable energy transition. The REN21 Academy’s structure reflects REN21’s collaborative and transparent culture.
  • Meet-up with REN21 Community members at the events we attend.
  • Help us spread the word on renewable energy.
    . REN21 makes all communication material available so that you can use it to share the message: You will find presentations, infographics, figures and stories throughout our various products.
    . Participate in social media campaigns.
    . Contact us if you think a presentation of the information in our reports could help advance the energy debate at your next event.
  • Apply for REN21 membership.
    Organisations can apply for membership in REN21’s General Assembly, or to serve on our Steering Committee or Bureau.