Despite the promise of a worldwide green recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic opportunity has been lost. REN21’s Renewables 2022 Global Status Report (GSR 2022) sends a clear warning that the global clean energy transition is not happening, making it unlikely that the world will be able to meet critical climate goals this decade.

At ACEF, REN21 will bring together multiple stakeholders and perspectives to discuss the findings from the GSR 2022 in the context of Asia. The objective is to look at where we currently stand on renewable energy, the barriers and opportunities (drivers) to increased renewable energy uptake.


This Side Event will have the following primary objectives:

  • What has emerged after two years of pandemic and in the light of the current energy crisis?
  • What were the missed opportunities?
  • What is the role of renewables in the current context such as ensuring energy sovereignty, energy security, and controlling the volatility of prices etc.


Time (Manila) Activities
08:05 - 08:05 p.m. Welcome and Intro

  • Ahmed Saeed, Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific · Asian Development Bank (ADB) TBC
08:05 - 08:20 p.m. What happened in 2021: Key Findings from Renewables 2022 Global Status Report

  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
08:20 - 08:30 p.m. Q&A
08:30 - 08:45 p.m. Presentations

  • Randi Kristiansen, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Lead, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
  • Mika Ohbayashi, Director, Renewable Energy Institute
08:45 - 09:10 p.m. Panel Discussion moderated by Rana Adib
09:10 - 09:20 p.m. Q&A Panel
09:20 - 09:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Closing


About the Organizer

REN21 is the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date facts, figures and peer-reviewed analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets to decision-makers

Our goal: encourage and enable them to make the shift to renewable energy happen - now.

Point of Contact

Vibhu Hamirwasia