“Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016”– UNEP – March 24, 2016

On March 24, 2016 UNEP published the 10th edition of “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment.”  The report was prepared by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Key findings include:

  • “All investments in renewables totaled $286 billion in 2015, some 3% higher than the previous record in 2011.
  • Developing world investments in renewables (up 19% in 2015) topped those of developed nations for the first time in 2015 (down 8%). Much of these record-breaking developing world investments took place in China (up 17% to $102.9 billion). Other developing countries showing increased investment included India, South Africa, Mexico and Chile.”

On the publications page of the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre you can download a press release (in several languages), key finding, a chart pack, a datapack and the complete report