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Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues of this century. It’s a problem of technology, of infrastructure, of economics, of culture, and of politics – and it impacts over a billion people in the Asia-Pacific region alone.
Solving this problem requires solutions from the top-down and the bottom-up – everything from global finance to village-level technologies. The Partnership was formed specifically to build platforms for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development in this area. We’re bringing together key stakeholders from business, finance, government, and NGOs for a singular purpose: to drive action.
We aim to provide energy access to
100 million people in Asia and
the Pacific Region by 2015.
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues of this century. It’s a problem of technology, of infrastructure, of economics, of culture, and of politics - and it impacts over a billion people in the Asia-Pacific region alone.
In archipelagoes like Indonesia, Maldives, the Philippines or the Pacific Island countries, the hotel industry has expanded its business in areas with limited or no electricity supply. Due to the lack of electricity, many of the hotels and resorts generate their own power to meet their needs using diesel generators. This is not only expensive but also a growing source for Greenhouse Gas emissions. Switching to renewable energy using local resurces is a cost-effective solution that can provide electricty to nearby communities and thus can be an important tool for developing the energy infrastructure in remote islands.
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The private sector distributed power generation or “mini-grid” proposal for India, Indonesia and Philippines amounting to $35 million of additional CTF (Clean Technology Fund) funding got in principle approval. The proposal was well received by all donors as something that was missing in the CTF portfolio, and has the potential to be truly transformational in promoting low carbon […]
Today marks the start of the 19th Session to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Warsaw. Coming on the heels of the 5th Assessment of the IPCC, the conference will be marked by renewed commitment to tackling climate change and, in the words of UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, will “showcase the […]
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (5 December 2013) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Australia are expanding access to economical and reliable energy for rural Cambodian households, including through the promotion of cookstoves in Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham provinces. Aun Pornmoniroth, Minister of Economy and Finance, on behalf of the Royal Government of […]
The Energy for All Partnership is facilitated by ETC Foundation in close collaboration with ADB