08.05.2017

Just launched: The first-ever Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform

On 8 May 2017, the first multistakeholder platform for 100 percent renewable energy (100% RE) became a legal entity, bringing together the different sectors to advance dialogue and cooperation in support of the transition to a sustainable 100% RE future. Its first release is “100% RE Building Blocks”, methodological guidance that supports local governments in shaping strategies for a 100% RE transition.

After years of successful operation as a network, on 8 May 2017, the multistakeholder Global 100% RE Campaign became a legal entity and the first multistakeholder platform for 100% RE. The platform will help equip local governments with policy guidance and tools they need to successfully transition to 100% RE and measure their performance.

This platform brings together local government global networks, including ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, industry associations such as the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), research institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, foundations like World Future Council (WFC) and non-governmental organizations, including the Sierra Club and Climate Action Network (CAN).

“This is a pivotal moment for accelerating the campaign’s outreach and operability, as well as demonstrating our commitment to making Global 100% RE a reality,” said Arthur Hinsch, Global 100% RE Campaign Coordinator.

The official founding document for the new Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform was signed on 8 May 2018 in Bonn, Germany on the first day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations, with the participation of representatives from UNFCCC, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), German Environment Agency (UBA) and Bonn.

The platform has also released “100% RE Building Blocks”, methodological guidance that helps local governments shape strategies for a 100% RE transition.

“ICLEI is committed to promoting systemic, city-wide application of standards, policies, regulations and planning practices that enable and accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy” said Monika Zimmermann, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General and moderator of the session on 100% RE Cities and Regions at the platform launch.

To raise the bar on local and subnational action on renewable energy, ICLEI facilitates the Global 100% Renewable Energy Cities & Regions Network. The network has contributed actively to the Global 100% RE Campaign and will be pivotal in bringing a strong local and subnational government perspective to the newly founded platform. At present, the ICLEI Global 100% Renewable Energy Cities & Regions Network includes leading local and subnational government, such as Vancouver, Vaxjö, Aspen and the Australian Capital Territory.

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Visit our 100% RE webpage to learn more about the Global 100% Renewable Energy Cities & Regions Network and download the 100% RE Building Blocks publication

We also invite local and subnational governments to visit to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), where they can report and evaluate their performance against set targets. This global voluntary reporting platform is an important technical resource for local and subnational governments that also help track their contributions to the global RE movement.  

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