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

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REN21 is a global policy network that provides a forum for international leadership on renewable energy. Its goal is to bolster policy development for the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrialised economies.

Open to a wide variety of dedicated stakeholders, REN21 connects governments, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, industry associations, and other partnerships and initiatives.

Linking the energy, development and environment sectors, REN21 strengthens the influence of the unique renewable energy community that came together at the “renewables 2004” conference in Bonn. REN21 is the network in which ideas are shared and action is encouraged to promote renewable energy worldwide.

Specific activities undertaken by REN21 include:

- Annual publication Renewables Global Status Report, REN21's flagship publication on documenting renewable energy deployment worldwide.

- Renewables International Action Programme, promotes voluntary action from governments, international organizations, research institutions, private companies, industry associations and civil society as a powerful and flexible way to accelerate renewable energy uptake worldwide.

- Renewables Interactive Map System, an interactive database with renewable energy installation, target, policy, scenario and potential rates at country level.

- Key partner in organizing the ministerial International Renewable Energy Conference, providing advisory services to host country governments conference and international outreach.

- Other renewable energy policy analytical work via reports, issuepapers and joint research. [1]



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