What Do You Know About Renewables in Cities?

18 November 2020

Peer Review has started!

REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) demonstrates trends and developments on policies, energy consumption and production, financing and investment in cities. The report will be published in March 2021. What you may not know is that producing the REC is a collaborative effort, involving hundreds of stakeholders from our international community of experts. And we value your input!

Through our peer review process, you too can shape the discussion on renewable energy in cities discussion. Join us.

How to access the draft report?

We invite you to comment directly on the draft which can be accessed through our collaborative platform, REN21+ at http://ren21plus.ren21.net/. You may need to create a new user account if you have never signed in before. The instructions for the peer review tool here can guide you in the process.

Please feel free to focus on the sections most closely aligned with your specific knowledge and expertise. The second Renewables in Cities Global Status Report draft includes the following sections:

01 Global Overview and the Role of Cities in the Energy Transformation
02 Urban Planning and Policy Landscape
03 Markets and Infrastructure in Cities
04 Financing and Investment in Cities
05 Citizen Participation
06 Feature: Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan African Cities

In addition to the report draft, the Policies and Targets Database is also open for review. This can be accessed through the same link and is split up by region. Please support us in making this database complete by checking if cities in your country/region are missing and identifying information that needs to be updated.

The peer review period will last two weeks, until 2 December 2020. 

If you have any questions or require any assistance in accessing the draft, please do not hesitate to contact us at re_cities@ren21.net.

We really appreciate the time our reviewers set aside to review the report! The REC is a community effort, and your thoughts and feedback contribute to ensuring the report is robust.  As always, all reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report. We look forward to the launch of the full report in March!

Share This With Your Colleagues

Please consider sharing our Peer Review Media Kit with the communications teams in the organisations you are connected with. We would love to engage people who are outside of our network to develop greater diversity, which strengthens the quality of the report.

Please note that this is the only opportunity you will have to comment on these specific chapters before the release of the final report.