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18 May 2022, 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM Western Indonesian Time | Open meeting

G20 Virtual Side Event: Assuring Energy Access and Transitions in Archipelagic States

G20 Virtual Side Event:

Assuring Energy Access and Transitions in Archipelagic States 

ESCAP in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia organized the 'G20 Virtual Side Event: Assuring Energy Access and Transitions in Archipelagic States' on 17 May 2022. 

 

Background

The G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) under Indonesia 2022 Presidency aims to promote energy transitions towards sustainable recovery and increased productivity, with particular attention being devoted towards the needs of small island countries in the energy and climate agenda such that that no one (and no island) is left behind. The ETWG seeks to strengthen global sustainable energy systems and just transitions by:

  • expanding energy access focusing on clean cooking, electrification, and small island countries;
  • escalating viable clean technologies implementation; and
  • intensifying energy transitions’ financing – with the lighthouse deliverable(s) on achieving a global deal to accelerate energy transitions.

The G20 Energy Transitions Working Group is working towards achieving a “Global Deal to Accelerate Energy Transitions” through a global target on energy access, escalating viable clean technologies, and intensifying finance for the energy transition. With the guidance and support of the ETWG, a draft set of recommendations will be developed which outlines a theory of change and a proposed set of actions for G20 countries to support the delivery of universal energy access in-line with SDG 7 target to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

 

Objectives of the virtual event

This virtual workshop provided G20 members and partners as well as other stakeholders with new insights into the opportunities, issues and challenges relating to energy access with a particular focus on archipelagic states, highlighting energy access within the broader G20 energy transition agenda. Participants:

  • discussed the energy access issues and challenges;
  • contributed to identifying gaps, challenges and opportunities in the financing of energy access;
  • examined promising technologies that are available, or likely to become available in the near term, that can contribute to resolution of the challenges;
  • began to identify examples of good (or best) practice in energy access policy and programmes, emphasising collaborative and multilateral actions; and
  • contributed to the ambitious “Global Deal to Accelerate Energy Transitions” through the development of recommendations during this and subsequent workshops in the coming months.

    Link to Questionnaire supporting the drafting of the G20 Action Plan for Assuring Energy Access and Transitions in Archipelagic States: https://bit.ly/G20Webinar6Quest

    Watch the event on youtube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDIeSCbfzDE

G20 side event- energy access

 

for more information, please contact

Energy Division +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
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