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Vacancies: REN21 is looking for new colleagues

Vacancies: REN21 is looking for new colleagues

A dynamic Assistant to the Executive Secretary / Office Manager:   The successful candidate will ideally start in February 2016 in the REN21 Secretariat based in Paris. More information can be found here: Assistant to Executive Secretary & Office Manager   To apply, please send a CV and cover letter by Wednesday, 15th December 2015 at the latest to secretariat@ren21.net and mention “Assistant to Executive Secretary / Office Manager” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. A motivated Data/Social Media Intern:   The successful candidate will work under a 6 months remunerated internship agreement and start 8 February 2016 in Paris. More information: Data & Social Media Internship   To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability and interest in the position at the latest by Wednesday, 15 December 2015 to secretariat@ren21.net. Please mention “REN21 Data/Social Media Internship” in the e-mail header. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Prof. Arthouros Zervos re-elected as Chair of REN21

Prof. Arthouros Zervos re-elected as Chair of REN21

The steering committee of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century- REN21, convened Wednesday the 7th October 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa and unanimously re–elected Professor Arthouros Zervos as its Chair. Dr Zervos is internationally distinguished in the energy sector and will serve his second, three year term with the organisation. The election of Prof. Arthouros Zervos took place back-to back with the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Arthouros Zervos is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens with more than 30 years of high level expertise in policy, science, research and technology across the European renewable energy sector. Has led the most important European organizations on Renewable Energy Sources and has provided advisory services to Governments, the European Commission and other bodies. Since 2013 he has been Chair of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Dr. Zervos has served as President of the European Wind Energy Association (2001-2013), President of the European Renewable Energy Council (2000-2012) and Chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council (2005-2010), while also serving from 2009 to 2015 as Chairman and CEO of PPC S.A. and Chairman of PPC Renewables.

Delegates at SAIREC declare to work on Global Access

Delegates at SAIREC declare to work on Global Access

At the end of the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), 3600 delegates from 82 countries adopted a declaration expressing their conviction that the increased deployment of renewable energy will have a direct impact on improved global energy access, improved energy security, on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and on climate change and sustainable economic development.   The delegates declared that in order to make the global transition to renewable energy happen rapidly, the following elements are crucial: promoting transparent and effective procurement processes; advancing renewable energy globally; promoting skills transfer and development; securing financial resources; conducting research and development; prioritising regulatory frameworks, localising supply chains and local investment; emphasising integrated planning;  regionalising trade and energy resource development;  conducting programmes for infrastructural development in Africa; embarking on clean energy corridor initiatives and focusing on the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI); regional cooperation and international cooperation.   Participants of SAIREC considered sustainable development goals on sustainable and modern energy for all, with its three targets on access, renewables and energy efficiency, to constitute a solid guiding framework for their deliberations and future cooperation with special focus on RE-energising Africa.   The complete SAIREC 2015 Declaration is available here.

REN21 promotes renewable energy

REN21 is the global renewable energy policy network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Its activities are managed by a lean Secretariat, based at UNEP in Paris, France.

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