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.

REmap Global Roadmap 2017 Decarbonisation Study
Download 2016 Edition

Full report
Executive Summary (English, Arabic (عربي), Chinese (中文), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Russian (Русский), Spanish (Español))
Slidedeck (PPT)
Launch presentation
Country overview tables
Country findings on REsource (interactive dashboards)
2014 Edition
Executive Summary
RE Growth)

Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation
Stranded Assets and Renewables
Synergies between Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Background Methodology Document
REmap Technology Roadmaps

Download Renewable energy
in manufacturing

(Report; Background Paper)
Download Global Bioenergy
Working Paper: Supply and
Demand Projections
Download Renewables
and Electricity Storage
Download Renewable
Energy in District Heating and Cooling

(ReportExecutive Summary; Case Studies)
REmap Country and Regional Roadmaps
Download Africa 2030 Download Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN
(Report, Executive Summary)
Download Renewable 
Energy Prospects: China
: English,Chinese [中文]);
Executive Summary: Chinese [中文],
Download Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic (Report;
Executive summary:
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: Germany
(Report; Executive Summary: English, Deutsch)
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects:India (Report; Executive Summary)
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: Indonesia
(Report; Executive Summary)
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: Mexico
(Report; Executive Summary)
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects:Poland, Background Paper 
(English; Polish [polska wersja językowa])
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: Russian Federation, working paper
(Report; Key Findings: English , Pу́сский [Russian])
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: UAE
(Report; Executive Summary)
Download Renewable Energy 
Prospects: USA
(Report; Executive Summary)
REmap Action Teams

IRENA has created three REmap Action Teams with interested countries and other stakeholders to work under the REmap umbrella toward a transformative impact on the deployment of renewables. Two of these Action Teams are on substantive themes: one focusing on the synergies between renewable energy and energy efficiency and another focused on sustainable transport technologies. The third team focuses on facilitating SE4All renewable energy hub initiatives.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Team
Transport Action Team
IRENA has also prepared technology briefs focused on the role of renewable energy in key transport modes:

Download Synergies Between Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Paper

Download The Renewable Route to Sustainable Transport Working Paper

REmap countries

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

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