GIZ Energy Support Programme

Expert exchange the Just Transition toolbox for coal regions – Knowledge needs in South East Asian context


On 10 May 2023, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with the Wuppertal Institute collaborated with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), organized the workshop “The Just Transition Toolbox for Coal Regions – knowledge needs in the South-East-Asian context” with the participants from Viet Nam, Germany, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia, South Africa, Colombia and Chile.

The workshop welcomed speakers from GIZ, Wuppertal Institute (Germany), the Institute for Essential Services Reform (Indonesia), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (Thailand) and India Just Transition Centre @ International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology.

As the introduction, “Just Transition Toolbox for coal regions” was briefly presented to give practitioners an overview of the guidance material. This Toolbox has been developed by the Wuppertal Institute to be a comprehensive compendium of experiences and good practices with references and links to existing world-wide handbooks, tools and guidelines. The main part of the workshop includes the sharing of insights and experience of experts on their respective countries’ just transition status quo, as well as the challenges to be faced up with in the future. The experts also have chances to exchange opinions and address the concerns of the participants.

This Expert Exchange is held as part of the “The Just Energy Transition in Coal Regions – Interregional Platform” (JET-CR Platform) as a component of the project Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition (IKI JET). The JET-CR Platform is co-financed by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs   and Climate Action and the European Union. IKI JET supports the transition away from a coal-based, unsustainable energy system towards a net zero emission and climate resilient energy system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal use, while ensuring environmental protection, inclusive and sustainable economic development with decent employment opportunities along with social protection in selected coal regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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