REN21 has curated and produced the Academy Knowledge Library which is a set of videos as a supplement to the 2020 REN21 Academy, covering key topics related to both renewables and change management strategies. These videos aim to inspire, but also to teach fundamental ideas that can be used to amplify our work to shift to renewables-based economies and systems.
On this page you can watch REN21’s Knowledge Library Videos and download 2020 REN21 Academy presentations.
It’s important we understand each other’s perspectives if we want to change things. What are the “drags” and “drivers” that hinder or stimulate? What are those “other things” that may not seem important but ultimately affect our choices?
We’ve selected some resources that you might find useful in answering these questions. It is certainly not comprehensive but we hope it’s a start. Scroll down to see some suggestions including a book list, inspirational videos, and informative podcasts.
REN21’S KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY VIDEOS
REN21 ACADEMY 2020 PRESENTATIONS
Timezone in Focus – Renewables in the Asia Pacific
ASEAN Center for Energy
Timezone in Focus – What do Renewable Energy SMEs need in Africa, Europe and the Middle East?
Ahmed Samir Elbermbali
Timezone in Focus – North and South: How to build action across the Americas?
SUPPLEMENTAL INSPIRATIONAL RESOURCES
In addition to the REN21 content above, we have compiled a list of inspirational materials that may help you be a change-leader in the world of renewables and the energy transition.
Below, you will find:
We have pulled together some inspiring e-books on leadership, change management and storytelling. You may find these helpful in thinking about and navigating, the collective change we need.
You’re ready for more? Here are a few more suggestions:
How great leaders inspire action (17:48)
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question: “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers…
Liminal Thinking (12:28)
No matter who you are or what your situation is, some change is always possible. If there’s a situation in the world you want to change, liminal thinking can help.
Working backward to solve problems (5:56)
Imagine where you want to be someday. Now, how did you get there? Retrograde analysis is a style of problem solving where you work backwards from the endgame you want.
Dare to lead, by Brené Brown
Listen to this episode “The Heart of Daring Leadership”, or to other conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters and more than a few troublemakers who are innovating, creating, and daring to lead.
B The Change, by B Corp
Listen to this episode “The Intersection of Sustainability and Social Justice in Business” by Grow Ensemble; or listen to other episodes that inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world.