REN21 is the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century. It 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.
REN21’s more than 2,000 community members guide its co-operative work. This community reflects the vast array of backgrounds and perspectives in society. As REN21’s eyes and ears, the REN21 community collects information and shares intelligence, which enables REN21 to better understand the current thinking around renewables and change norms.
Globally, the transport sector is responsible for 32% of final energy demand and only 3% of that energy comes from renewable sources. As such, REN21 has made it a priority to develop connections with the transport sector. Today, REN21 has partnerships and/or collaborations with several transport actors, including SLOCAT, the FIA Foundation, the World Bank’s Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All), PPMC, UITP, and NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, to name a few.
In 2020, with the FIA Foundation, REN21 released the report: Renewable Energy Pathways in Road Transport. As part of the process, the two organisations started a bridging activity that will continue into 2021, along with SLOCAT: bringing together a diverse group of experts, thought leaders, and industry champions from both the energy and transport sectors with the primary goal of bridging the two communities in the context of decarbonisation pathways for transport.