The Transformative Role of Renewables in Southeast Asia – Perspectives from IRENA’s REmap Renewable Energy Roadmaps for the Region will take place June 5 – 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. This event will overview the key themes and findings from IRENA’s various reports with a perspective on what can be achieved in Southeast Asia up to the year 2030.
The nations of Southeast Asia stand at a crossroads in terms of their collective energy future. Amid rapid economic growth, they face a 50% rise in regional energy demand within the next decade. This brings challenges in supplying energy affordably, sustainably and securely. Recognising this, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aims to rely more on renewables to support a sustainable, secure and prosperous future. To support this renewable transformation, IRENA has been working with ASEAN and the individual countries of the region to explore the potential of renewable energy.
Since the beginning of 2016, under its global renewable energy roadmap (REmap) programme, IRENA and partners from the region have explored the implications of accelerated renewable energy uptake across the ASEAN region by releasing a joint publication with the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) on Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN, and also paid particular attention to region’s large energy users such as Indonesia and Thailand. REmap has shown that the region has significant untapped potential for renewable energy deployment, and if deployed, renewables could lower overall system costs, reduce energy-related CO2 emissions and improve air quality, and promote local jobs and economic growth, and eventually reach its aspirational target of having 23% of renewable energy by 2025 in its energy mix.
For more information contact:
Nicholas Wagner, Associate Programme Officer, IRENA