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Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (SEA ETP)

01 July 2021

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The ETP is a five-year, multi-donor partnership formed of governmental and philanthropic donor partners to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia in line with the Paris Agreement, with an initial focus on Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, to help the region achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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ETP is delighted to welcome announcements ofthe United Kingdom and Germany to join the Partnership as Funding Members. (Learn More)

The UK and Germany formally joining ETP will enable significant expansion of the ETP’s programs and results in Southeast Asia and will signal to other Governments and philanthropic organizations to join in this unique partnership and its quest to accelerate progress toward the Paris Climate Goals in the Region. Find out more from the press release on the UK’s announcement made by Alok Sharma, UK COP26 Presidency Designate.

 

On 13 July, ETP spoke at the UK COP26 Energy Transition CouncilMinisterial meeting. ETP thanked the UK and Germany for their announcements of joining ETP as Funding Members and highlighted how ETP’s ETP stands ready to support the Rapid Response Facility and other priority programs to accelerate energy transition in Southeast Asia.

 

Just Transition to Low Carbon Future – Phasing Out Coal: ETP Side Event at ACEF 2021 (Watch the event here)

Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP) thanks the esteemed line up of panelists for a 360° degree discussion on Just Transition to Low Carbon Future: Phasing Out Coal on 15 June 2021 at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2021. David Sheran of Bank of England and Commissioner Amatong, the World Bank’s Michael Stanley and Asian Development Bank’s David Elzinga, GIZ’s Joscha Rosenbush, ESCAP’s Michael Williamson, ILO’s Cristina Martinez, Francis Pidgeon from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Udetanshu from Rocky Mountain Institute and Fiza Farhan, Global Strategic Development Advisor launched an engaging and inspiring dialogue on the multidimensional aspects of transition to a low carbon energy system.

Achieving the national climate objectives for Southeast Asian economies is a challenge as coal remains a fundamental fuel source for energy production. In view of the nearing climate target timelines, amassing climate warming implications on the Region’s economies, and calls for reduction in the pollution levels and greenhouse gas emissions, Southeast Asia faces competing pressures as it struggles to invest in energy sources for its recovering growth.

The firstin REN21 Rendezvous series discuss energy transition partnerships Watch the Event

REN21’s Executive Director Rana Adib, along with Sirpa Jarvenpaa, Director of ETP and Sascha Oppowa of the Clean, Affordable Secure Energy (CASE), opened the first event in the Southeast Asia RENdez-vous series. The event brought Daniel del Barrio Alvarez, Philipp Litz, Hongpeng Liu together to discuss the barriers, the challenges and opportunities for Southeast Asia to move away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy, including investment in renewables, ASEAN’s strategy and the research-policy link. ETP welcomed partnering and building of broader alliances to multiply the effectiveness of bilateral and multilateral agencies, and private sector and civil society organizations.

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development Special Climate Policy Studies Meeting, 19 July

ETP discussed possibilities for its Energy Transition Round Table as a conduit for transferring experience in energy transition models and measures from China and Europe for the benefit of Southeast Asian Leadership. China and the European countries have committed net zero carbon targets, setting a North Star guidance for road maps and action plans. The conversation in Southeast Asia is moving in this direction. Led by Kate Hampton (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation), Zou Ji (Energy Foundation China) and Wang Yi (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Co-leads of the CCICED Special Policy Study on Global Climate Governance and China’s Role reviewed pathways for Chinese – European sharing of information to globally accelerate energy transition.

ETP’s Energy Efficiency Window Premiered atthe Vienna Energy Forum Virtual Exhibition Booth (VEF) 2021 from July 5-7

ETP is preparing an Energy Efficiency Innovation Window, a pathway for ETP to provide early-stage grant financing for innovative approaches to address the systemic underinvestment in energy efficiency. The Innovation Window will provide funding for scalable, and sustainable innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of the Region’s economies. The Window will specifically seek to finance project development, proof-of-concept, and policy implementation to surmount the critical barriers to energy efficiency investments in Southeast Asia.

 

UK COP26 Energy Transition Council Ministerial

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Coal Phase-out Dialogue in Southeast Asia: ETP is Gearing Up to Supportto Just Transition to ensure supportfor all affected by the transition.

ETP is exploring opportunities to partner with the World Bank, the European Union and the Powering Past Coal Alliance on Just Transition to clean energy by preparing support for a Secretariat for a Global Platform for Just Transition. The Platform will help to coordinate support to Just Transition topics under a systematic framework, facilitate de-risking instruments for private sector investors, and host a Learning Academy, through which the Region’s stakeholders in energy transition can access and share knowledge on the transitional issues.

From: Vol 2 July 2021 | ETP – UNOPS (www.energytransitionpartnership.org)