The US government is supporting its partners in Southeast Asia to enable and attract the infrastructure investments needed to meet their ambitious net-zero goals through a variety of mechanisms and programs. These include USAID’s Corporate Clean Energy Alliance (CCEA), US Department of State’s Clean Energy Demand Initiative (CEDI), and USAID’s Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program (SPP). The USG’s partnerships support solutions that expand access to renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, and demonstrate and deploy transformation enabling technologies. Together, they aim to identify, inform, and implement clean energy solutions.
Furthermore, USAID is committed to supporting Southeast Asia’s just and inclusive clean energy transition. USAID programs such as Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia (E4SEA), and the Mekong Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance (MSMA), promote gender equality in the clean energy workforce, and work closely with public and private sector project partners.
This Deep Dive Workshop will be divided into two 90-minute sections: The first will concentrate on US government/private sector partnerships and the collective effort to combat climate change through clean energy finance/development initiatives. The second 90-minutes will build on this discussion, focusing on the importance of promoting gender inclusiveness in the clean energy workforce, and the private-sector adoption of ESG standards during Southeast Asia’s clean energy transition.
This Deep Dive Workshop will highlight USG initiatives that help private sector champions meet shared climate and clean energy targets in Southeast Asia. The discussion will highlight policy recommendations, investment tools, financing mechanisms, and support programs the private sector and USG can offer to governments, developers and civil society to support clean energy and climate change initiatives in Southeast Asia. The session will also showcase how business leaders are strengthening ESG standards.
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Professor and Executive Director,
Asian Institute of Management Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility
Director, Extension & Community Relations Division & GAD Focal Person, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines
USAID's mission is to end poverty and advance human prosperity and security. Our climate work safeguards this mission and puts countries on a path to pursue clean energy growth and resilient, low-carbon development. USAID shares world-class climate knowledge, data, and tools with the aim to ensure that countries can predict, prepare for and adapt to change.