ETP at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BEDT)

29 - 30 March 2023



Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: The Role of International Partnership Translating Ambition Into Action

Accelerating Energy transition is crucial, but how can ambitions be translated into action?

To tackle this question, ETP joined the 9th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, to share the Partnership’s experience and ideas for a global just energy transition.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Sirpa Jarvenpaa, ETP Director, presented several key levers to globally accelerate and sustain the energy transition at the Energy Transition Dialogue W4: Global Energy Transition – Translating Ambition Into Action, held in Berlin on 29 March.

“The importance of public-private partnerships, such as ETP, in enhancing the needed access to finance, cannot be over-emphasized. The private sector can finance energy transition investments, while the public sector can craft policies and pave the way to investment project pipelines steering the private sector finance to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy destinations.”

Sirpa Jarvenpaa – Director, Southeast Asian Energy Transition Partnership, UNOPS EAPMCO


Other key stakeholders of the energy sector at the event included Ms. Agnès Pannier-Runacher (Minister for Energy Transition, France), Mr. Francesco La Camera (Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA), Mr. Jean-Marie Paugam (Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization – WTO), Mr. German Galushchenko (Minister of Energy, Ukraine), Mr. Álvaro Pardo (President, National Mining Agency, Colombia), and Mr. Soloniaina R. Andriama-nampisoa (Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Madagascar).

On 30 March, ETP hosted the Cooperation Dialogue: Regional Perspectives – The Role of International Partnership in Accelerating Southeast Asia’s Energy Transition side-event.

The panel dialogue focused on the role of international partners of governments and philanthropies and their financial support in accelerating coal retirement to achieve the region’s net zero emission goals by the mid-century.


Speakers included: Mr. Philip Behrens, Head of International Climate Initiative at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK); Mr. Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy for Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves); Ms. Frauke Roeser, Project Director and Co-founder, New Climate Institute; Ms. Eileen Wang, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), Head of Global Strategy, the United Kingdom; Ms. Rowena Guevara, Undersecretary, the Philippine Department of Energy; Dr. Crispian Olver, Executive Director, South Africa Climate Presidential Commission – JETP South Africa Experience.

Photos of the event can be found here.

Videos and streams can be found here.

About BEDT:

Since its inception in 2015, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has become one of the world’s most important forums on the global energy transition. In a high-caliber conference program held over the course of two days at the Federal Foreign Office, the BETD facilitates personal exchange between high-ranking government representatives, global business leaders, scientists, leaders of international organizations and NGOs. Here, key decision-makers of the energy transition engage in dialogue and bilateral meetings to share ideas and experiences, discuss and solve urgent challenges and forge energy partnerships in pursuit of an environmentally sound, secure and affordable global energy transition.

Read more: https://www.energydialogue.berlin

About ETP:

The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP) is a multi-donor partnership formed by governmental and philanthropic partners to accelerate sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia in line with the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

ETP combines the best of the public and private sector with the UN to help mobilize and coordinate technical and financial resources to build the foundations for renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable resilient infrastructures.

ETP empowers its partner countries – Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to transition towards a sustainable energy system, generate economic growth and ensure energy security.

Read more: www.energytransitionpartnership.org


Organiser: The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and a joint initiative of German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), German Solar Association (BSW), German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.
Date: 29 – 30 March 2023
Venue: Federal Foreign Office Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Event format: Conference
Website: https://www.energydialogue.berlin/