Renewables Rising: What is driving uptake? (Webinar)

7 June 2017

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PresentationIntroduction to the webinar and panelist

Presentation—Christine Lins: Renewables 2017: Global Status Report

Presentation—Junfeng Li: The Developing Trend of Renewable Energy in China

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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), is hosting a no-cost webinar on the launch of REN21’s flagship report, Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. Find out how the renewable energy market evolved over 2016 and what policy developments drove uptake.

The webinar will begin with an overview of REN21’s newly released Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, followed by a specific look at 2016 developments in China. Globally, China maintains its lead for new installations in solar photovoltaics and wind despite a significant decline in the country’s annual market. Hear about what this means for renewables in China, the opportunities and challenges and its significance for the sector as a whole.

  • Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21
  • Mr. Li Junfeng, Former Director and Researcher at China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.

About the GSR

REN21 logoREN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), first released in 2005, provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. The report is a true collaborative effort of authors, REN21 Secretariat staff and Steering Committee members, regional research partners, and includes the input of over 800 individual contributors and reviewers. The GSR has become the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy business and policy, serving a wide range of audiences.


Christine LinsChristine Lins, Executive Secretary, Renewable Energy Policy Network Of The 21st Century (REN21)

Ms. Lins was appointed as Executive Secretary of the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century (REN21) in July 2011. REN21 is a global, public-private multi-stakeholder network on renewable energy that convenes international organisations, governments, industry associations, science and academia as well as NGOs working in the field of renewable energy. REN21 has its headquarters at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. Ms. Lins has more than 20 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources.

Li JunfengMr. Li Junfeng, Former Director and Researcher at China's National Center For Climate Change Strategy And International Cooperation (NCSC)

Mr. Li Junfeng served as the Director General of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) and the President of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA). Mr. Li has dedicated his 30-year career life to energy economy and energy environment studies. He was in charge of the structure and drafting of China’s Renewable Energy Law and China’s Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy Development. He is a member of China’s National Energy Advisory Council, the Expert-Committee of National High-tech Program, and Academy Committee of China’s Environmental Protection Ministry. He also serves as the vice-chairman of China Renewable Energy Society, and is a board member of Global Wind Energy Council, and of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).