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
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Starting year 2005
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Secretariat REN21 Secretariat Address:

Address: c/o UN Environment Programme 1 rue Miollis 75015 Paris, France Phone +33 1 44 37 50 91 Email:

Organisational structure REN21 is made up of a community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. Our Steering Committee represents the REN21 community, providing strategic direction to REN21’s work programme. This is the main governing entity of REN21. The Bureau is made up of the REN21 President and Executive Director, and seven Steering Committee members.
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 only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets. Our goal: enable decision-makers to make the shift to renewable energy happen – now.
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
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Available reporting The REN21 annual report for 2020 is available at:


Participants Number Names
Members 96  
Companies 0
Business organisations 23 ACORE (USA),  ALER (Portugal),  Africa Minigrid Developers Association (Kenya),  Alliance for Rural Electrification (Belgium),  APREN (Portugal),  Alliance for Rural Electrification (Belgium),  CDP (United K.),  Clean Energy Council (Australia),  CREIA (China),  European Heat Pump Association -EHPA (Belgium),  European Renewable Energy Association (Belgium),  Euroheat & Power (Belgium),  GOGLA (Netherlands),  Global Solar Council (USA),  GWEC (Belgium),  International Geothermal Association-IGA (Netherlands),  International Hydropower Association-IHA (United K.),  Indian Renewable Energy Federation (India),  RE100 (United K.),  RES4Africa (Italy),  Solar Power Europe (Belgium),  World Bioenergy Association (Sweden),  World Wind Energy Association (Germany).
Research and educational organisations 10 AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies (Germany),  Centre for Energy Environment and Water-CEEW (India),  Fundacion Bariloche (Argentina),  Higher School of Economics (Russia),  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria),  ISES (Germany),  NREL (USA),  National Research University Higher School of Economics Russia (Russia),  SANEDI (South Africa),  TERI (India).
Non-governmental organisations 27 CAN (germany),  Coalition de Ciudades Capitales de las mericas-CC35 (USA),  Clean Cooking Alliance (USA),  CLASP (USA),  Club-ER (France),  Energy Cities (Belgium),  FER (Spain),  Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (Austria),  Global 100% RE (Germany).

Greenpeace International (Netherlands),  GWNET Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (Austria),  ICLEI (Germany),  IEC International Electrotechnical Commission (Switzerland),  ISEP Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (Japan),  Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement (Togo),  Mali Folkecenter (Mali),  PowerForALL (Kenya),  REEEP (Austria),  Renewable Energy Institute (Japan),  Renewables Grid Initiative (Germany),  Solar Cookers International (India),  Sustainable Energy for All (Denmark),  SLOCAT Partnership on sustainable,  low carbon transport (Belgium),  World Council for Renewable Energy (USA),  World Future Council (Germany),  World Resources Institute (USA),  World Wildlife Federation (USA).

National states 0
Governmental actors 15 Afghanistan,  Austria,  Brazil,  Denmark,  Dominican Republic,  Germany,  India,  Mexico,  Norway,  Republic of Korea,  South Africa,  Spain,  United Arab Emirates,  United States
Regional / state / county actors 1 South Australia
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 14 ADB (Asian Development Bank (Philippines),  APERC (Japan),  ECREEE (Cape Verde),  European Commission (Belgium),  GEF (USA),  IEA (France),  IRENA (United Arab Emirates),  IsDB (Saudi Arabia),  OLADE (Equador),  RCREEE (Egypt),  UNDP (USA),  UNEP (Kenya),  UNIDO (Austria),  World Bank (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 6 Michael Eckhart

Mohamed El-Ashry David Hales Kirsty Hamilton Peter Rae Arthouros Zervos

Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 25 April 2022 14:08:57

Not only have national states as participators