Manila, 20 July 2023 – The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) and the Project “Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia” (CASE) hosted its first Regional Energy Transition Dialogue in pursuit of cross-country exchanges to promote energy transition in SEA.
The first Regional Energy Transition Dialogue was organised under the theme “Ensuring a Just and Equitable Energy Transition” from 18 – 20 July, 2023 in Manila, the Philippines. Attended by high-ranking government officials from CASE countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, the event aimed to provide a space for policy dialogue amongst the four CASE countries on energy transition issues.
Invited participants were from government agencies in the four countries, including Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Indonesia, Ministry of National Development Planning (Indonesia); Department of Energy (the Philippines), National Economics and Development Authority (the Philippines); Ministry of Energy (Thailand), The Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (Thailand); Ministry of Industry and Trade (Viet Nam), and Vietnam National Assembly (Viet Nam).
During the 3-day conference, CASE facilitated a shared understanding of challenges and opportunities related to energy transition in Southeast Asia, allowing partner countries to constructively exchange insights, share knowledge, and learn from experiences and best practices of effective energy transition policies and measures specific to the region from national to regional level and vice-versa. The event took place under Chatham House rules, meaning participants are allowed to use the information from the conversations, without attributing content to specific persons.
The Project “Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE)” aims to support energy transition of Southeast Asia’s largest countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, towards an innovative energy system which provides reliable and affordable energy, and supports sustainable social and economic development while increasing ambition to comply with the Paris Agreement through shifting the narrative of energy transition in the region. Learn more about the project.