World Council for Renewable Energy

Founding Year: 2001

Staff: 26


World Council for Renewable Energy (2001; Germany; 26+Staff;

It is an “independent global network of NGOs acting in the field of renewable energy, environmental protection and development aid, and of companies and scientific institutes working in that field”. It aims to “give an independent voice to renewable energy in the global energy discussion”; communicating its “urgent and global need” to ensure that the energy demands are met, “analyzing the international barriers to its distribution and prepare proposals to overcome these” and documenting the “experience of initiatives for renewable energy and communicate best-practice examples world-wide”.


Leadership: Hermann Scheer (Founder); Prof. Peter Droege (General Chairman)

World Council for Renewable Energy contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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