ISEP together with REN21 and ICLEI published a collaborative report “Global Status Report on Local Renewable Energy Policies (May 2011, updated version)”. Dr. Eric Martinot, the research director of ISEP, served as the Lead Author and the Research Director of the report.
Global Status Report on Local Renewable Energy Policies (Update May 2011)
City and local governments can play a key role in encouraging renewable energy at the local level. The multiple roles of these local governments–as decision-makers, planning authorities, managers of municipal infrastructure, and role models for citizens and businesses–are crucial to the global transition to renewable energy now underway. It is their political mandate that makes local governments ideal drivers of change–to govern and guide their communities, provide services, and manage municipal assets.