Our Partners

European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR)

Eurosolar englisch transparentThe European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organisation that promotes the replacement of nuclear and fossil energies with Renewable Energy sources. Its members are private individuals as well as legal bodies that include numerous parliamentarians (from regional parliaments up to the European Parliament), scientists, architects, engineers, skilled manual workers, farmers, citizens dedicated to the widespread use of Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy companies, Renewable Energy associations, scientific institutes, trade unions, regional and local governments, municipal and county administrations. EUROSOLAR develops political and economic strategies and concepts, including legal frameworks, for the introduction of Renewable Energy. It promotes a broad-based socio-cultural European movement in support of Renewable Energy, the mobilising of new political and industrial forces as well as environmentally sustainable architecture. It addresses a wide section of the public by giving lectures, publishing articles, conducting consistent public relations and by arranging high-profile conferences. The President of EUROSOLAR, Prof. Peter Droege, has also been appointed as General Chairman of the WCRE.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

irena logoThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. With a mandate from countries around the world, IRENA encourages governments to adopt enabling policies for renewable energy investments, provides practical tools and policy advice to accelerate renewable energy deployment, and facilitates knowledge sharing and technology transfer to provide clean, sustainable energy for the world’s growing population.

ren21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

logo ren21REN21 is a global policy network in which ideas are shared and action is encouraged to promote renewable energy. It provides a forum for leadership and exchange in international policy processes. It bolsters appropriate policies that increase the wise use of renewable energies in developing and industrialised economies. Open to a wide variety of dedicated stakeholders, REN21 connects governments, international institutions, nongovernmental organisations, industry associations, and other partnerships and initiatives. Wolfgang Palz takes part in the Steering Committee of REN21 for the WCRE.

Global 100%RE

100re logoGlobal 100%RE is a global platform advocating 100% renewable energy. It connects the fragmented dots of renewable energy advocates to build a global alliance, proving that being powered by 100% sustainable renewable energy is urgent and achievable. Hereby the platform carries out the “Global 100% RE Campaign” building on initiatives that already take place on national, regional and local level and steers the global discourse on renewable energy towards 100% RE as the new normal. The goal is to initiate dialogue about 100% RE, build capacity and educate policymakers about the opportunities, case studies and stories that are happening all over the world. For this purpose the platform aims to establish a global network of 100% RE regions.

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

ACOREThe American Council for Renewable Energy (ACRE) has been formally founded in Washington D.C., USA 2002 as a unifying voice for Renewable Energy in America, and as the American participant in the WCRE. The mission of ACRE is to mainstream Renewable Energy into America’s economy and lifestyle. ACRE is creating a national forum of leaders from the public and private sectors, building a greater sense of common purpose among the Renewable Energy community and related communities, and assembling and promoting better information about the benefits of Renewable Energy. ACRE fosters public policies and business strategies that promote Renewable Energy. It establishes programs among its members to remove the barriers to greater use of Renewable Energy, and encourage Renewable Energy solutions as part of a more energy efficient economy. The key to ACRE’s success is to build on and complement, not duplicate, the work of existing associations and organisations. The Acting Chairman of ACRE, Mr. Michael T. Eckhart, is member of the Chairmen Committee of the WCRE.

Climate for Peace

Climate for Peace is a global knowledge platform which aims to generate knowledge and bring together resources to build the evidence base on climate change and fragility. It serves as a resource hub for policy makers, practitioners and experts engaged in foreign affairs, peacebuilding, development and humanitarian aid to discuss and share emerging thinking and analysis on the links between climate change, vulnerability, fragility and conflict. The interactive knowledge platform provides a forum for policymakers and the wider public to discuss new ideas, research results and practical experiences on climate change and conflict, provide contextualised reports and expert opinions, informs about upcoming events, consolidates on-topic, international discussions and offers tailor-made information for foreign policy-makers. It also prominently features the opinions from science and civil society, particularly in regions affected by fragility and conflict, thereby complementing dialogue processes with partner institutions, governments and stakeholders.

Renewable Energy Foundation – WCRE Australia/Pacific

The Renewable Energy Foundation – WCRE Australia/Pacific is since December 2001 officially an affiliated organisation of the World Council for Renewable Energy and encompasses countries of the West Pacific Rim such as Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Indochina. The Chairman of the Renewable Energy Foundation Limited, Peter Droege, is member of the Chairmen Committee of the WCRE and organiser of SolarCity, a task force of the World Council for Renewable Energy (www.solarcity.org).

GBEP - Global Bioenergy Partnership

The purpose of the Global Bioenergy Partnership is to provide a mechanism for Partners to organise, coordinate and implement targeted international research, development, demonstration and commercial activities related to production, delivery, conversion and use of biomass for energy, with a particular focus on developing countries. GBEP also provides a forum for implementing effective policy frameworks, identifying ways and means to support investments, and removing barriers to collaborative project development and implementation. The Partnership brings together public decision-makers, representatives of the private sector and civil society as well as international agencies with expertise in bioenergy. The WCRE signed the ToR of the Global Bio Energy Partnership.

DDP - UNEP Dams and Development Project

Promote improved decision-making, planning and management of dams and their alternatives building on the World Commission on Dams core values and strategic priorities and other relevant reference materials through promoting multi-stakeholder dialogue at national, regional and global levels and producing non-prescriptive tools to help decision-makers. Stanley Mbagathi takes part in the Dams and Development Forum meetings, representing the WCRE.

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