We’ve just released our latest annual report.
The past two years have been busy, exciting and a period of exceptional growth for REN21. We continued reporting on renewables annually; published the first edition of a brand-new series on Renewables in Cities; brought together our community at the REN21 Academy; convened the international renewables community at KIREC Seoul 2019, and more. We also expanded our team.
Our latest annual report is in a new format to reflect the changes here at REN21: an updated logo, more direct messaging, a new website and more. The report highlights cooperation with our growing international network, breaks down funding, gives a sneak peek to 2020.
Here is an excerpt from the joint editorial by REN21 Executive Secretary Rana Adib and REN21 Chair Arthorous Zervos.
“Who knows, maybe in the future we will look back on the 2020s as the beginning of The Great Transformation; the years when the world economy changed from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Nobody knows.
But we know that the future is written by us. We also know that renewables mean change. It is clear that we will see more and more players involved in energy decisions. Such a massive transformation presents an opportunity to create a more inclusive society – a society which respects new voices and forces.
There is an unprecedented momentum for leaving the fossil fuel age behind us. And we must do it now. Every Friday millions of young people take to the streets to force decision-makers to understand the climate crisis we are facing.
At the same time, we are seeing unparalleled levels of citizen mobilisation against growing social and economic inequalities. Patience and faith in politicians who hesitate and waver are fading away. We at REN21 know that with a rapid transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency we can turn the tide. With our worldwide community of experts, we can prove that a transition to renewable energy is possible and desirable – not just for climate reasons.
To make it happen, we must broaden the perspective. We must look beyond electricity and also tackle the heating, cooling and transport sectors. We must leave our comfort zones and involve non-energy players in the energy debate.”
Want to read more? Access the full annual report here to know more about what we’ve been up to, and what is planned for the coming year.