Renewable Energy Cooperation-Network
for the Asia Pacific
Welcome to the Renewable Energy Cooperation-Network for the Asia Pacific
At the annual session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok in April 2008, countries of the Asia-Pacific region took a decision to enhance collaboration to promote renewable energy technologies (RETs) for energy security and sustainable development. A resolution passed during this session proposed the establishment of an institutional cooperation mechanism to strengthen national capacities for renewable energy use in the form of a network of countries that could collect and disseminate RET information, share best practices, develop national capacities to plan and implement RET transfer projects, and promote research and development collaboration.