GEAPP Country Lead Says Energy Transition Should Involve Sustainability Principles, Local Communities

“Civil society organizations can play a role by gathering lessons learned and formulating policies that comply with sustainability principles,” Ms. Pareira said.

Nimas P. Pratiwi commented that the renewable energy sector has seen rapid development in the past few years, and that BLUE — which provides solar energy-related goods and services through its online marketplace Warung Energi — has grown by looking at opportunities to use renewable energy in communities. Therefore, she was optimistic that the energy transition can create new jobs. 

Lucky Nurrahmat said that energy transition involves more than just using renewable and green energy, and that it should also consider energy sovereignty. He explained that the energy transition process in JETP has so far involved the Indonesian government and stakeholders while inviting global experts to share their expertise. 

“Energy transition is not only a discussion topic among the elite, but also an issue for communities in remote areas that use diesel-powered generators for electricity. Villages can now establish their own village-owned enterprise (BUMD) and join the discussion around partnership and funding of renewable energy development. We believe that partnering with these communities is a crucial step in the energy transition,” Mr. Nurrahmat said.

“GEAPP wants to build catalytic partnerships through our funding scheme in Indonesia, meaning that the funding impacts the community, then when the project becomes self-reliant and sustainable, we are happy to continue our investment in other areas that need catalytic finance.” 

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) is a coalition of 19 partners working to change energy for good – bringing together philanthropy (The Rockefeller Foundation, IKEA Foundation, Bezos Earth Fund), government, entrepreneurs, technology, policy, and financing partners. Together, we seek to play a catalytic role in combating climate change and energy poverty by supporting developing countries in their shift to a clean energy, pro-growth model that ensures universal energy access; unlocking a new era of inclusive economic growth, while enabling the global community to meet critical climate goals.  

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