The project Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) aims to drive change in the regional power sector towards an increased ambition with regards to climate change mitigation. The project focuses on the four largest countries of the region in terms of population: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. The four countries represent nearly three-quarters of total power generation in Southeast Asia, and account for about 72% of the region’s GDP and for 82% of its population. The energy development of these countries will therefore have a major impact on the ability of the region to meet both development and sustainability goals as well as globally to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement.
The CASE objective is to propose evidence-based solutions to the challenges that decision-makers are facing and to build societal support around those solutions in the region by applying a joint fact-finding approach to narrow areas of disagreement through the involvement of expert analysis and dialogue. CASE furthermore aims at supporting coordination in the SEA power sector by providing technical and policy support and facilitating dialogue concerning energy issues.
CASE is jointly implemented by GIZ, international and local expert organisations in the area of sustainable energy transformation and climate change: Agora Energiewende and NewClimate Institute (regional level), the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) in Indonesia, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) in the Philippines, the Energy Research Institute (ERI) and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) in Thailand, and Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET) in Vietnam.
Furthermore, CASE is part of a global coordinated effort to support SEA countries in the ongoing energy transition process. CASE is an aligned programme of the Energy Transition Partnership (ETP), an alliance of international donors, philanthropies, and partner governments established to accelerate energy transition and to support sustainable development goals in Southeast Asia.
Five output areas have been identified to reflect key elements that are required to achieve a narrative change and drive the energy transition in the power sector:
- Clean energy research to provide an evidence-base for an informed energy transition in SEA.
- Transparency and mapping to maximise synergies, ensure efficient allocation of resources and allow better tracking.
- Build trust and ownership beyond the energy sector and engage those stakeholders into the energy decision-making process.
- Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacities of energy stakeholders in the region.
- Promoting public discourse by providing better information to turn the energy debate into a political topic owned beyond the specialist.
CASE is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).
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Energy transition, Southeast Asia, decarbonization, renewable energy, sector coupling