Communication Strategy Development for Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE)
An alliance of global partnerships, formed to support Southeast Asia in its transition to a clean, affordable and safe energy supply system.
Southeast Asia (SEA) is one of the fastest developing regions in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 70% by 2040 and, with approx. 130 GW of coal-fired power plants planned or under construction, it is one of the last regions in the world still looking into deploying coal projects at a large scale. The four countries part of this IKI program represent today around 80% of the total energy share in the SEA region, about 72% of its GDP, and 82% of its population. The future energy development of those countries will therefore have a major impact on the ability of the region to meet its development goals while ensuring a clean, secure, and affordable power supply.
Indonesia as one of the four target countries has already defined a set of climate and energy targets. In its NDC commitment, Indonesia has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29% (unconditionally) and by 41% with international support by 2030. Based on the BAU scenario in 2030, energy will be the highest contributor with almost quadrupling 2010 emission. A joint report from New Climate Institute and the Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands (ECN) rate the NDC as highly insufficient. Therefore, a more ambitious objective would be needed to achieve the global UNFCCC scenario.