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
Related initiatives
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 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 Minigrid Developers Association

Alliance for Rural Electrification ACORE APREN ALER CREIA Clean Energy Council European Renewable Energies Federation GOGLA Global Solar Council GWEC Indian Renewable Energy Federation IGA IHA RES4Africa World Bioenergy Association WWEA Solar Power Europe

Research and educational organisations 8 AEE INTEC

CEEW Fundacion Bariloche International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ISES NREL National Research University Higher School of Economics Russia SANEDI TERI

Non-governmental organisations 24 Club-ER

CLASP Clean Cooking Alliance CAN Energy Cities FER 100% RE Global Forum on Sustainable Energy GWNET Greenpeace ICLEI ISEP IEC JVE Mali Folkecenter SLOCAT PowerForALL REEEP Renewable Energy Institute Solar Cookers International World Council for Renewable Energy World Future Council WRI WWF Euroheat & Power Coalition de Ciudades Capitales de las Americas (CC35)

National states 0
Governmental actors 13 Afghanistan

Brazil Denmark Dominican Republic Germany India Mexico Norway Republic of Korea South Africa Spain United Arab Emirates United States

Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 13 APERC


Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 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: 29 January 2021 14:46:07

Not only have national states as participators