REN21 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2017 launched in Kazakhstan

Revelle Group is proud to have worked on the flagship publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21)  - “UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2017.”

The report was launched on 12th June 2017 in Astana at the Ministerial Conference and the 8th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development – Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy.  Revelle Group was responsible for authoring the report, headed by the Lead Author Katarina Uherova Hasbani and supported by Elisa Asmelash, Vassilis Triantafylos and Elena Nikitina.

The annual report focuses on the countries in Central Asia, Caucasus and South and Eastern Europe, highlighting the developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region.   It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets, industry, policy and regulatory frameworks, and investment activities in the region.  The information is drawn from national and regional sources to present the most up-to-date summary of sustainable energy in:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

According to the report’s findings, the 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.2% or USD 0.4 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2015. Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP Attracting investment represents a major challenge in these countries, even with numerous advanced support schemes and policies for renewable energy present.

The full report can be viewed from the UNECE and REN21 websites.

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