Fourth MAIN Asia Dialogue

1.20.15 - 1.22.15

 

The fourth Asian regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) took place from January 20-22 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Organized by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and co- hosted by the Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF), the event brought together senior policy leaders and experts on renewable energy and buildings energy efficiency to share, inform and enhance countries’ efforts on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), low-carbon development, and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to a 2015 climate agreement. The meeting built on past MAIN-Asia regional dialogues in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, as well as CCAP’s May 2013 Global NAMA Financing Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rather than addressing multiple sectors more broadly, as done in past dialogues, this dialogue delved deeper into two specific sectors: renewable energy and buildings energy efficiency.

 

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Participants at the Fourth MAIN Asia Dialogue in Bali, Indonesia

 

Senior government representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam discussed current developments related to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), shared strategies for developing INDCs, and looked at potential synergies between mitigation and adaptation actions. Representatives from the GCF Secretariat, the Germany-UK NAMA Facility, and the private sector presented on sources of finance to support NAMA implementation and catalyze private sector investment in low-carbon development. Inter-ministerial MAIN-Asia country teams, representing renewable energy, energy efficiency, finance, and climate change offices, engaged with sectoral experts and shared their own experiences in developing RE and EE NAMAs.

Key points from the dialogue include the following:

This dialogue was convened with the generous support of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. Additional support provided by the Belgian FPS Health, Food Chain Security and Environment.

 Dialogue Resources:

CCAP Presentations:

Participant Presentations:

Day 1:

Day 2: