REmap – IRENA’s Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future
IRENA’s REmap programme determines the potential for countries, regions and the world to scale up renewables in order to ensure an affordable and sustainable energy future. REmap is unique in that is assesses worldwide renewable energy potential assembled from the bottom-up, starting with country analyses done in collaboration with country experts, and then aggregating these results to arrive at a global picture.
The roadmap focuses not just on renewable power technologies, but also technology options in heating, cooling and transport. In determining the potential to scale up renewables REmap focuses on possible technologies pathways and assesses numerous other metrics, including: technology, sector and system costs; investment needs; externalities relating to air pollution and climate; CO2 emissions; and economic indicators such as employment and economic growth. Based on these country driven results, REmap provides insights to policy and decision makers for areas in which action is needed.
The REmap programme has also expanded to include in-depth country and regional reports, and specific efforts focusing on emerging technologies and trends that result from higher renewables deployment. To better assess the longer term climate and investment implications of renewables, the programme has also expanded its time horizon from the year 2030 to 2050 for some analyses.
A selection of REmap related publications is available below, and a complete list of related reports, papers, datasheets and background documents are listed to the right.
Dark green: REmap countries
Middle green: Countries covered under the REmap regional analyses for the EU and ASEAN
Light green: Countries covered under the REmap regional analysis and IRENA power pools projects for Africa