Regional Session

Driving Energy Transition and Decarbonization in Southeast Asia

Organized by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Southeast Asia is first growing economic region in the world, and fossil fuel accounts for 75% of power generation in the region. It resulted in steep greenhouse growth from 2.4% of global energy-related carbon dioxide emission in 1990 to 6.5% in 2020.

In parallel with ongoing efforts to promote earlier coal-fired power retirement and/or repurposing in some countries, scaling up penetration of renewable energy into generation mix poses significant challenges in the energy system of the region.

The proposed regional workshop is to share the knowledge and experience in policy framework, regulatory framework, and investment incentives to accelerate energy sector decarbonization in selected countries in the region including Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, and Viet Nam.