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JREC - Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition

Objectives and Members

The objectives of the JREC Members are stated in the JREC Declaration [PDF file - 23 Kb] launched during the 2002 WSSD in Johannesburg.

Advanced wind farmThe group of countries supporting the declaration, since known as the Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition or JREC, has continued to grow since its launch in September 2002. There were 66 founding members. In addition to the EU, the initiative was co-sponsored by all EU Acceding Countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uganda. As of June 2004, 88 countries had joined the Coalition. (See List of JREC Members [PDF file - 26 Kb]).

JREC Members focus on international, regional, and national political initiatives that help fostering an enabling policies for the promotion renewable energy. JREC membership is the privilege of national governments. It nevertheless develops its activities in close partnership and with the support of a broad stakeholder community, including business, NGOs and academia.

In the section on News and Conference you will find additional information about past and future JREC and related events and outcomes. You may also check out the section where we maintain many links with related partnerships, initiatives etc.