REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century)


Name of initiative REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2005
End year
Secretariat REN21 Secretariat c/o UNEP DTIE, Building VII 1 rue Miollis, 750015 Paris Cedex France, Phone +33 1 44 37 50 91, e-mail:
Organisational structure REN21’s network structure

We are is made up of the following -General Assembly -Steering Committee -Bureau -Secretariat

Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
Name of lead organisation REN21
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors from:

Governments International organisations Industry associations Science and academia as well a Civil society

to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet the needs of both industrialized and developing countries that are driven by climate change, energy security, development and poverty alleviation

Objectives providing policy-relevant Information and research based analysis on renewable Energy to decision makers, multipliers and the public to catalyse policy Change

- Offering a platform for interconnection between multi-stakeholder actors working in the renewable Energy field worldwide and identifying barriers as well as working to bridge existing gaps to Increase the large-scale Deployment of renewable Energy worldwide.

Activities Compilation of reports for political and technical dialogue.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
Knowledge dissemination and exchange — Workshops and meetings for exchanging the knowledge
Value (#)3
Knowledge production and innovation — Knowledge production or publication produced
Value (#)4
Comments on indicators and goals Several workshops held every year, and several reports produced every year.
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting The REN21 annual report for 2020 is available at:


Participants Number Names
Members 76  
Companies 0
Business organisations 18 Africa Mini-grid Developers Association - AMDA (Belgium),  Alliance for Rural Electrification (Belgium),  American Council on Renewable Energy- ACORE (USA),  Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis (Portugal),  Africa Minigrid Developers Association (Nigeria),  Association for Renewable Energy of Lusophone Countries (Portugal),  Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association - CREIA (China),  Clean Energy Council (Australia),  European Renewable Energies Federation (Belgium),  Euroheat and Power (Belgium),  Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (Netherlands),  Global Solar Council (India),  Global Wind Energy Council (Belgium),  Indian Renewable Energy Federation (India),  Res4Africa (Italy),  International Geothermal Association (Germany),  International Hydropower Association (United Kingdom),  World Bioenergy Association (Sweden),  World Wind Energy Association (Germany).
Research and educational organisations 8 Fundación Bariloche (Argentina),  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - IIASA (Austria),  International Solar Energy Society - ISES (Germany),  National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL (USA),  South African National Energy Development Institute (South Africa),  The Energy and Resources Institute - TERI (India),  AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (Austria).
Non-governmental organisations 24 Climate Action Network - CAN (Belgium),  CLASP (USA),  Clean Cooking Alliance (USA),  CLUB ER (France),  Council on Energy Environment and Water (India),  EnergyCities (France),  Fundación Energías Renovables (Spain),  Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (Austria),  Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (Austria),  Greenpeace International (Netherlands),  International Electrotechnical Commission (Switzerland),  Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (Togo),  South Asia Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies - ISEP (Japan),  Mali Folkecenter (Mali),  Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport - SLoCaT (China),  Power for All (United Kingdom),  Solar Cookers International (USA),  Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership - REEEP (Austria),  Renewable Energy Institute (Japan),  World Council for Renewable Energy (Germany),  World Future Council (Germany),  100% Renewables (United Kingdom),  WRI (USA),  WWF (USA).
National states 0
Governmental actors 13 Afghanistan,  Brazil,  Denmark,  Dominican Republic,  Germany,  India,  Mexico,  Norway,  South Africa,  South Korea,  Spain,  United Arab Emirates,  USA.
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 13 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Australia),  Asian Development Bank - ADB (Philippines),  Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (Japan),  ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - ECREEE (Cape Verde),  European Commission (Belgium),  Global Environment Facility - GEF (USA),  International Energy Agency - IEA (France),  International Renewable Energy Agency - IRENA (United Arab Emirates),  Islamic Development Bank - ISDB (Saudi Arabia),  Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE (China),  United Nations Development Programme - UNDP (USA),  UN Environment (Kenya),  United Nations Industrial Development Organization - UNIDO (Austria),  World Bank (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 10 September 2020 09:55:46

Not only have national states as participators