Renewable energy and sustainability report: ecosystems, materials, energy justice

Lisa Feldman, Ranisha Basnet, Glen Wright, Serife Elif Can Sener, Daniel Petrovics, Janet Sawin, Grace Alexander, Anjana Aravind, Adam Brown, Djalila Gad Ben Bouchta, Erin Hampton, Yuko Komazawa, Senni Määttä, Alex Miller, Karim Selouane, Robert Wade

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The REN21 Renewables and Sustainability Report (RESR) builds on a yearlong research and consultative process among a wide range of stakeholders across sectors. It was conceived as a reference document bringing together different perspectives to analyse the benefits and identify the best practices to mitigate the potential negative impacts of renewables deployment. The report concludes that the environmental impact of renewables is significantly lower than any other energy source and can be mitigated with the adoption of existing best practice. The report also underscores the wide range of benefits of renewables on climate change, air, water and land pollution, biodiversity, human health, energy access and energy security and job/local value creation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9783948393120
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameREN21 Thematic Reports


  • Renewable and sustainable energy systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability
  • climate adaptation


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