Energy Transition in Southeast Asia – Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue official side event

Southeast Asia is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing economic regions in the world, with energy demand having increased more than 80 percent over the past two decades with no signs of slowing down. Despite a strong endowment of renewable energy potential, the region remains heavily dependent on fossil resources.

During this moderated roundtable experts from the region, including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, will present and discuss key challenges and barriers currently hampering energy transitions in Southeast Asia. They will also share ideas for how to shape them more socially, economically and environmentally friendly.

The 1.5-hour online event will be held in English and includes a Q & A session.

This event is being organized on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD).

Participation is free of charge.


Welcome (incl. technical information)
Nikola Bock, Senior Executive Events, Agora Energiewende

Setting the scene
Vera Rodenhoff, German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and
Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Simon Rolland, Programme Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

From ambition to action
Mathis Rogner, Project Manager Southeast Asia, Agora Energiewende

Country insights

• Vietnam, Truong An Ha, Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET)
• Indonesia, Fabby Tumiwa, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
• Philippines, Alberto Dalusung III, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
• Thailand, Siripha Junlakarn, Energy Research Institute (ERI)

Panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience



Mar 19 2021


16:00 - 17:30

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