REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Since 2005 REN21 tracks the annual development of renewables through its Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), a collaborative effort of over 800 authors, contributors, and reviewers, and the most frequently referenced report on the renewable energy market, industry, and policy trends.
This year, REN21 is producing the first edition of a new report series: Renewables in Cities Global Status Report aiming to show the key role cities and local action play in the energy transformation. The report aims to capture how cities scale up renewable energy and its associated benefits, including air pollution, energy security and access, and socio-economic issues. nrg4SD met with REN21 representatives last year in the framework of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to discuss together with other stakeholders on the process and input of the Cities Global Status Report. In the discussion, it became clear, that although the report will focus on cities, the regional perspective is welcomed in the report, as well.
I this sense, REN21 invites stakeholders to contribute to their report. It is a chance to showcase your expertise on renewable energy in cities and regions and to be featured in the REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report. You are invited to share your renewable energy stories and actions, and be part of the collaborative effort to create the first edition of the report. Your contribution will help increase visibility for local action and showcase effective policies, finance, and business models. More information on how to get involved is available here. The deadline for inputs has been extended to 15 April 2019.