Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global partnership that works to reduce the barriers limiting the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.
The Partnership was established alongside the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. It is now comprised of more than 350 partners including 45 governments as well as a range of private companies and international organisations. Some 4300 individuals are also registered as Friends of REEEP.
REEEP has a network of Regional Secretariats on the ground around the globe, including China and India, ensuring that all activities are locally relevant and focused.
REEEP is supported primarily by governments (Australia, Austria, Canada, the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the US and the United Kingdom) and by contributions from the private sector. Robust governance and monitoring structures ensure that all contributions are spent transparently and effectively.
REEEP initiates and funds projects; targeted interventions in two specific areas that offer the greatest potential for developing the market for sustainable energy:
-assisting governments in creating favourable regulatory and policy frameworks
-promoting innovative finance and business models to activate the private sector
REEEP develops and supports policy-maker networks through initiatives such as the Energy Efficiency Coalition (EEC), the Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) and Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) sub-networks.
REEEP disseminates and replicates learnings through news items, publications, its website and events. It also operates a search engine for the green energy world (reegle) and a clean energy blog.
REEEP is an active actor on the international stage. REEEP works closely with other NGOs, regional agencies, development banks and international organisations such as the UN and the World Bank to promote the importance of energy efficiency and renewables.
Where They Work
A direct presence on the ground around the world is one of REEEP's key assets. Their Regional Secretariats cover East Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Southern Africa, South Asia, South East Asia & the Pacific.
REEEP's global network of Regional Secretariats are the organisation's eyes and ears on the ground. They are hosted by highly-respected organisations who share a strong belief in clean energy development. The Regional Secretariats have many functions including:
ensuring that the Partnership understands and meets the needs on the ground in their area
assisting applicants during REEEP project funding rounds, and in later stages, helping to evaluate and sharpen shortlisted project proposals
keeping tuned into national and regional clean energy initiatives, and building strong working links with local offices of NGOs and other like-minded organisations
supporting REEEP Partners in their respective regions in gaining political leverage and building business acumenSee more